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1812 Excerpt: ...de membrorum Amputatione rarissime
administrandaaut quasi abroganda," Berlin, 1761,4to. ThisTissot
translated into French, and enriched it with notes, under the title
" Dissertation sur l'inutilitfi de l'Amputation," Paris, 1764,
12mo; from the Latin it was translated into English, 1761. The
author'sobject is to provehow very seldom amputation can be
necessary, particularly in the case of gun-shot wounds received in
battle. The first able answer to this mistaken effort of humanity
was by M.Martiniere, principal surgeon to the French king; our
eminent surgeon Pott has likewise shewn its danger; but in 1780
Bilguer's doctrine found a supporter in Dr. Kirkland of Edinburgh,
in his "Thoughts on Amputation." - Biog. UniTersclIe. Biliuer
published also, in German, "Instructions for the practice of
Surgery in army-hospitals," Leipsic, 1763; "Advice to
Hypochondriacs," &c. He died in 1796.' BILLAUT (adam), known
under the nameof Maitre Adam, a joiner at Nevers, about the close
of the reign of Louis XIII. and the beginning of that of Louis XIV.
was called by the poets of his time Le Virgile au rabot. He made
verses amidst his tools and his bottles. Cardinal Richelieu and the
duke of Orleans settled pensions on him, and Corneille was among
his panegyrists. His " Chevilles," 1644, 4to; his "Villebrequin,"
1663; his "Rabot," in 1-mo, &c. had a great run. Among a
considerable number of dull frivolities we meet with some happy
lines. He died in 1662 at Nevers, which he never could be brought
to quit for a lodging at Versailles. He had a just notion of
greatness, and was capable of feeling and inspiring the charms of
friendship. An epicurean without libertinism, and a stoic without
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