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Experimenta nova anatomica, quibus incognitum hactenus chyli receptaculum, et ab eo per thoracem in ramos usque subclavios vasa lactea detenguntur. Dissertatio anatomica de circulatione sanguinis et chyli motu. Huic secunda editioni, quae emendata est, illustrata, aucta, accessit de thoracicis lacteis dissertatio..
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Experimenta nova anatomica, quibus incognitum hactenus chyli receptaculum, et ab eo per thoracem in ramos usque subclavios vasa lactea detenguntur. Dissertatio anatomica de circulatione sanguinis et chyli motu. Huic secunda editioni, quae emendata est, illustrata, aucta, accessit de thoracicis lacteis dissertatio..

By PECQUET (Jean)

Paris: Officina Cramoisiana, 1654. 4to (190 x 145 mm), [16], 252, [2 errata]pp., with one full-page engraving and five engraved illustrations in the text, unobtrusive light damp stain throughout, new endpapers, contemporary calf, rubbed, neatly rebacked. Pecquet's famous work recording his discovery of the cisterna chyli. First published at Paris in 1651, this edition has the important De thoracicis lacteis dissertatio added. Written against Jean Riolan, the dissertatio is dedicated to Thomas Bartholin, who, on the basis of Pecquet's discoveries, was able to confirm and extend them to cover the entire lymphatic system. "Pecquet ... engaged not in the "mute and frozen science" of cadaver anatomy, but in anatomia animata on dogs, cattle, pigs, and sheep. Using a dog that was digesting, he showed the following: 1. If the heart has been resected, pressure on the mesenteric root causes the chyle to spurt into the superior vena cava. 2. The chyle is directed toward the subclavian veins by two paravertebral canals that swell when their distal extremities are ligatured. 3. The origin of the ascending chyliferous ducts is situated in a prevertebral and subdiaphragmatic ampulla ... 4. The posterior part of Aselli's pancreas is composed of lymphatic ganglia. 5. No mesenteric chyliferous vessel goes to the liver ... and the interior vena cava, incised above the liver, reveals no trace of chyle. The human thoracic duct was rediscovered by Thomas Bartholin, Rudbeck, and Gayant. With Perrault and Gayant, Pecquet eventually observed the communications of the human thoracic duct with the lumbar veins. Pecquet's discovery was received with great interest and provoked sharp debate, particularly with Riolan" (DSB). Besides the newly added dissertatio, this edition contains further treatises supporting Pecquet's findings and another elaborate refutation of Riolan. Garrison & Morton, 1095 (1651 edition); Grolier One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 28A (1651 edition); Norman catalogue 1676 (1651 edition); Wellcome no. 14295764 (imperfect); Heirs of Hippocrates, 349.

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Commentaries on the Use and Necessity of Lavements in the Correction of Habitual Constipation, and in the Treatment of those Diseases which are occasioned or aggravated by Intestinal Accumulation and Irritation, or which are Susceptible of Modification through the Sympathetic Relations of the Lower Bowels; Including also a Copious Formulary of Intestinal Injections, with Directions for their Application
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An Investigation into the Remarkable Medicinal Effects resulting from the External Application of Veratria

By TURNBULL (Alexander)

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, Adam Black, Edinburgh, 1834. First edition, 8vo (230 x 145), [8], 96pp., half-title, original boards, uncut, printed paper label, spine chipped. Veratria is a poisonous vegetable alkaloid or mixture of alkaloids, obtained especially from various species of veratrum, particularly the white hellebore. It was used as an ointment for the relief of neuralgia, rheumatism, as discussed in this work. Turnbull also investigates its effects on "Affection of the Heart", paralysis, dropsy and gout. Provenance: Bristol Infirmary stamp on blank margin of title and half-title.

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$63.87

The Conductor and Containing Splints; or, A Description of Two Instruments, for the safer conveyance and more perfect cure of Fractured Legs: To which is now added, An Account of Two Tourniquets upon a new Construction. The whole illustrated with Copper-Plates; representing the several Instruments treated of

By WATHEN (Jonathan)

London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1781. Third Edition, with considerable improvements, half-title (with short tear on upper blank margin), 5 engraved plates with some browning (2 folding), [4], 28, [4] pp., disbound. An enlarged edition of the first and second of 1767, with the addition of two folding engraved plates. The edition statement is taken from the half-title. Blake, p.482.

$127.73

Tentamen Medicum inaugurale, pauca de Typho complectens; quod .... pro Gradu Doctoris .... Eruditorum examini subjicit Jacobus Cugnoni, ..

By CUGNONI (Jacobus)

Edinburgh: Apud Balfour et Smellie, 1789. First Edition, half-title, corrigenda slip pasted on blank verso of dedication leaf, [6], 20 pp., disbound.

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Observations on the Efficacy of White Mustard Seed, In Affections on the Liver, Internal Organs.and Nervous System : and on the general management of Health and Life.

By COOKE (Charles Turner)

Gloucester : Published by C. Hough, Westgate Street; Sold by Williams, Cheltenham, 1826. Fourth Edition, vii, [1], 122pp., wrappers.

$35.76

Rational Physic; or, the Art of Healing: founded and explained on Principles of Reason and Experience. To which is added, A Family Dispensatory, containing plain and familiar Directions in English for preparing the most approved Remedies to be found in learned Authors; with others used in private Practice, accompanied with Remarks on the Virtues, Qualities, &c. of each Medicine

By SAMSON (W.)

London: Printed for J. Fletcher, and Co.; R. Davies; and W. Cruttwell, Sherborne, 1765. First edition, 8vo (190 x 120 mm), viii, 116pp., no half-title, contemporary name "Edward Phelips" and note on title, small ink crosses on some blank margins of the "Dispensatory" section, the final leaf with top outer corner missing but not affecting the text, recent half calf, spine gilt, a nice copy. The ESTC locates 5 copies only; Blake. p.399.

$415.12

A Bio-Bibliography of Edward Jenner 1749-1823.

By LEFANU (W. R.)

Harvey and Blythe, Ltd. 1951. First edition, xx, 176pp., limited edition, portrait, 28 plates, orig. cloth, gilt.

$25.55

A Dental Bibliography: British and American, 1682-1880.

By CAMPBELL (J. Menzies) Compiler

David Low Ltd. 1949. First Edition, orig. cloth.

$33.21