Pierre de Sales Laterrière Dissertation


Pierre de Sales Laterrière (1747-1815)
A Dissertation on the Puerperal Fever
(Boston : Samuel Hall, 1789)

Dr. Laterrière's thesis was first presented orally at the Harvard commencement ceremony in 1789. He dedicated the printed version to Drs. Warren, Waterhouse, and Dexter as "Gentlemen not more distinguished by their literary accomplishments, and their professional abilities, than respected for their attention to students, and their talents for instruction."

This copy of the Dissertation was given to Dr. John Collins Warren by Laterrière.

Early Medical Education at Harvard
Pierre de Sales Laterrière Dissertation