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Medicina practica, sive Methodos cognoscendorum, & curandorum omnium corporis humani affectum..
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Medicina practica, sive Methodos cognoscendorum, & curandorum omnium corporis humani affectum..

By CAPIVACCIO, Girolamo

Venice: Baptistam, & Ioan. Bernardum Sessam, 1597. Soft cover. Fair. Soft cover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (320x225 mm). [2], 27, [1], 175 n.ll., 310, [2] pp., title with large vignette device printed in red and black, woodcut initials and headers in text, last leaf with colophon, contemporary limp vellum, very worn and shriveled, title-page, first and last leaves chipped at corners and frayed, dog ears, occasional marginal dampstaining, ink-spotting and soiling, little worming to top margins, frequent ink annotations in old hand. ---- NLM/Durling 816 (list the 1598 edition only), not in Garrison-Morton and Wellcome I. - The first Venice edition, edited Giovanni Bernardo Sessa.

$687.89

A group of three offprints by PAVLOV on physiology and neurology
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A group of three offprints by PAVLOV on physiology and neurology

By PAVLOV, Ivan Petrovich

1914. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1. Die besondere Labilität der inneren Hemmung bedingter Reflexe. Offprint from: Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, No. 11, 1914, 8vo. 4 pp. Original printed wrappers, browned and with minor edge chipping. ---- 2. Die Erforschung der Höheren Nerventätigkeit. Groningen: J. B. Wolders, n.d. 4to. 18 pp. Original printed wrappers, somewhat soiled, fold at center. ---- 3. The Croonian Lecture: Certain problems in the physiology of the cerebral hemispheres. Offprint, the Royal Society, London, [1928], 3 pp. Folded leaf as issued, margins soiled. FIRST EDITIONS of 3 rare offprints. "Pavlov contributed to many areas of physiology and neurological sciences. Most of his work involved research in temperament, conditioning and involuntary reflex actions. Pavlov performed and directed experiments on digestion, eventually publishing The Work of the Digestive Glands in 1897, after 12 years of research. His experiments earned him the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. These experiments included surgically extracting portions of the digestive system from animals, severing nerve bundles to determine the effects, and implanting fistulas between digestive organs and an external pouch to examine the organ's contents. This research served as a base for broad research on the digestive system ... The concept for which Pavlov is famous is the "conditioned reflex" ... As Pavlov's work became known in the West, particularly through the writings of John B. Watson, the idea of "conditioning" as an automatic form of learning became a key concept in the developing specialism of comparative psychology, and the general approach to psychology that underlay it, behaviorism. Pavlov's work with classical conditioning was of huge influence to how humans perceive themselves, their behavior and learning processes and his studies of classical conditioning continue to be central to modern behavior therapy." [Wikipedia].

$421.61

Über die phantastischen Gesichtserscheinungen. Eine physiologische Untersuchung mit einer physiologischen Urkunde des Aristoteles über den Traum
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Über die phantastischen Gesichtserscheinungen. Eine physiologische Untersuchung mit einer physiologischen Urkunde des Aristoteles über den Traum

By MÜLLER, Johannes Peter

Koblenz: Hölscher, 1826. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (201x129 mm). x, 117 [1] pp. Wrapper at spine only, title page somewhat finger soiled at margins, internally mildly browned and occasionally spotted. ---- Horblit 76; Garrison-Morton 1456; Hirsch-H. IV, 288; Waller 6733; Norman 1567; Heirs of Hippocrates 909. - FIRST EDITION. "Müller demonstrated, on the basis of self-observation and experimentation, that the visual system reacts not only to external optical stimuli but to internal stimuli caused by organic disorders or the workings of the imagination. He was thus able to provide a physiological explanation of such mysterious phenomena as religious visions or the sighting of ghosts" (Norman). Later he stated (1840) his law of specific nerve energies" (Garrison-M).

$721.18

Disquisitio Anatomica de formato foetu
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Disquisitio Anatomica de formato foetu

By NEEDHAM, Walter

London: William Godbid für Ralph Needham, 1667. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (159x95mm). [22], 205, [18 index] pp., 7 engraved plates, one folding. Contemporary full leather (some wear and pumping), red edges, brown label to spine (partly gone). Title page with stamp, some browning and foxing to text, some dampstaining to lower margins of first 20 pages. ---- Wellcome IV, 218 ; Norman 1579 ; Garrison-Morton 467.2 ; NLM/Krivatsy 8283 - FIRST EDITION OF THIS FOUNDING WORK ON DEVELOPMENTAL CHEMICAL EMBRYOLOGY. Having obtained his BA from Trinity College Cambridge, and been admitted a fellow of Queens, Needham went to Oxford in 1662, where he attended anatomy lectures and became closely involved with the work of Thomas Willis, Robert Boyle, Thomas Millington and Richard Lower. He subsequently returned to Queens, taking the degree of doctor of physic in 1664. His Disquisitio, the 'first book to report chemical experiments on the developing mammalian embryo, and the first to give practical instructions on dissection of embryos' (Garrison-Morton), was dedicated to Boyle and owed much to his period at Oxford. "Needham's treatise contained the first practical instructions for embryo dissection, and was the first to report chemical experiments on the developing mammalian embryo. Needham was particularly interested in fetal nutrition, opposing the notion that the fetus feeds on amniotic fluid by mouth and defending the Harveian view that nourishment passes to the fetus via the umbilical vessels. He analyzed the chemical composition of the embryonic liquids, and gave the first truly comparative account of the secondary apparatus of generation" (Norman).

$2662.80

Des maladies mentales considerées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-legal ... Accompagees de 27 planches gravees
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Des maladies mentales considerées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-legal ... Accompagees de 27 planches gravees

By ESQUIROL, Jean Etienne Dominique

Brussels: chez J.-B. Balliere, 1838. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Des maladies mentales considerées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-legal ... Accompagees de 27 planches gravees. Paris, London, Leipzig: chez J.-B. Balliere, 1838 [edition Bruxelles]. 4to. 2 volumes of text (240x159 mm); 1 atlas volume of plates (225x148 mm). vi, [2], 393 [3]; vi, 380 pp. including half titles, atlas with 27 engraved plates by Ambroise Tardieu [26] or Le Blanc [1], one plate folding, each plate with a manuscript caption below. Original gray publishers wrappers (paper cracked and chipped at spine), pages untrimmed and partially unopened, light foxing to text and plates, occasional minor soiling and browning of leave margins, old library stamp to titles of text volumes, old paper shelf mark labels to spine of text volumes. Provenance: Library of Jesuit Seminary, Lyon ("Sem. Prov. Lug. S.J. Bibl. Prof."). An excellent, unsophisticated and wide-margined copy of the rare Brussels printing, unusual in this state with the original wrappers present. ----- Garrison-Morton 4929; cf. Heirs of Hippocrates 766 (Brussels imprint); Hunter-Macalpine pp.731-738; Norman 726; cf. Waller 2817; Wellcome II, p.531. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST MODERN TEXTBOOK OF PSYCHIATRY. This is the much rarer Brussels edition printed in smaller font size and published at the same time as the Paris-London-Leipzig printing (with no priority of issue established). In this comprehensive work, Esquirol, the most eminent pupil of the pioneer Philippe Pinel (1745-1826), "summarized the experience gained over a lifetime of observation and treatment of mental illness' pioneered the use of statistical methods for studies of insanity, and established an accurate terminology and a careful typology of the various forms of mental illness, all based on clinical observations. "He was the first to distinguish between hallucinations and illusions, and between dementia and idiocy; he also provided the classic definition of paresis, coined the term 'monomania' (a concept foreshadowing the modern view of schizophrenia) and distinguished certain depressive states ('lypemanias') from other psychoses" (Norman). The delicately engraved plates which constitute the atlas depict various mental patients (whose illness is specified in the table of plates).

$2108.05

Sulla restituzione del naso [ Rhinoplastik ]
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Sulla restituzione del naso [ Rhinoplastik ]

By [ GRAEFE, Carl Ferdinand von ] SCHONBERG, Jorgen Johan Albrecht von

Pavia: Reale Tipografia della Guerra, 1819. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (270x210 mm). [8], 60, [1] pp., 6 engraved folding plates, mild browning, foxing to plates and text pages. Contemporary half green morocco, red spine label, marbled boards (very slight wear, spine ends a little rubbed); slipcase. Good copy, complete. ---- Waller 8665, see Garrison-Morton 5738; Zeis 548; Gnudi-Webster p.320. - First Italian Edition of von Graefe's classic Rhinoplastik, the first important work after Tagliacozzi and Carpue on plastic surgery published the year before. The edition is a summary version prepared by Schönberg, the chief physician of the Austrian Army hospital in Naples. In his treatise, Schönberg uses both von Graefe's text and plates but also cites Carpue's 'Account of Two Successful Operations for Restoring a Lost Nose' (1816; Garrison-Morton 5737), together with its German translation and with preface by von Graefe. Schönberg's summary is apparently the earliest general account of modern plastic surgery in Italian. As rare as the original German edition of Rhinoplastik, only 3 copies are listed in OCLC.

$1553.30

L'Hospidale de Pazzi Incurabili
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L'Hospidale de Pazzi Incurabili

By GARZONI, Tommaso

Venice: Antonio Somascho, 1594. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Small 4to (198x146 mm). [4], 91, [1] leaves. Title with woodcut printer's device, browned throughout (some pages stronger), minor spotting, index to final blank verso in contemporary manuscript, some worming to lower margins at end, 20th century vellum-backed marbled boards, new endpapers. ---- Durling 2007; Adams G264; EDIT 16 CNCE 20479. - A scarce edition of this work on madness first published in 1585. It is apparently the first book devoted to classifying and describing different forms of insanity.

$1065.12

Informatione del pestifero, et contagioso morbo: Il quale affligge et have afflitto questa città di Palermo, & molte altre città, e terre di questo regno di Sicilia, nell'anno 1575. et 1576
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Informatione del pestifero, et contagioso morbo: Il quale affligge et have afflitto questa città di Palermo, & molte altre città, e terre di questo regno di Sicilia, nell'anno 1575. et 1576

By INGRASSIA, Giovanni Filippo

Palermo: G. M. Mayda, 1576. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Two parts in one. 4to (203x147 mm). [8], 312, [32] pp.; 205, [15] pp., woodcut device of Justice on title and on QQ6r, printer's device on cc4r, 3 full-page engravings in part 1 on t4v, S2v, CC2v, very minor browning and spotting. Contemporary vellum. An excellent copy of a rare work. ---- Durling 2547; Waller 5068; Wellcome I, 3417; Hirsch-H. III, 374. - First edition. Important account of the outbreak of the plague in Sicily in 1575/76 and the medical countermeasures introduced by the author. Ingrassia (c. 1510-1580) was an important anatomist, teaching at Naples, and a clinician: his work in Palermo was of great value in containing the outbreak of plague there. A Pars quinta was published in 1577 (see Wellcome I 3417), but this is not present here, nor in the British Library copy. It is similarly neither in the Waller copy, nor that described by Durling.

$5325.60

De anima et vita libri tres
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De anima et vita libri tres

By VIVES, Joannes Ludovicus

Basel: Robert Winter, 1538. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (194x138 mm). [8], 264 pp. Printer's device on last leaf. 19th-c full leather with blindstamped supralibros (the Flemish lion) on both boards, spine with 4 raised bands. Endpapers renewed, title with old cancel stamp, neat ink annotations and markings in old hand, small dampstain spot to foremargin of most pages. A good clean copy. ---- Adams V-939; Garrison-Morton 4963.2; BM/STC German p. 898; Norman 2159 (also w/o index); Zilboorg & Henry, pp. 180-195. - THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION OF VIVES'S MOST IMPORTANT PSYCHOLOGICAL WORK. This copy is without the index at end: approximately half of the known copies are without the index, suggesting that some copies of this work may have been sold before it was completed. A friend of Erasmus and Thomas More, Vives has been called "the father of modern empirical psychology..." (Zilboorg & Henry). "Vives anticipated Bacon and Descartes in devoloping an empirical psychology in which the mind was to be studied both through introspection and observation of others. From his exhaustive analysis of memory he developed a theory of association of ideas, which recognized the emotional origin of certain associations, as well as the link between associations, emotions and memory. He was also the first to describe the physiological effects of fear" (Garrison-Morton). Vives maintained that the essence of the human mind was indescribable but could be known through the mind's actions.

$7544.60

EXTRAIT des registres de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. Du 20 Juin 1787. Rapport des Commissaires chargés des Projets relatifs à l'établissment des quatre Hôpitaux
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EXTRAIT des registres de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. Du 20 Juin 1787. Rapport des Commissaires chargés des Projets relatifs à l'établissment des quatre Hôpitaux

By LAVOISIER, Antoine Laurent

Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1787. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (269x210 mm), 15, [1] pp. Modern half brown morocco (slightly rubbed), spine gilt, very minor foxing. A fine wide-margined copy. ---- Duveen-K. 701; see Norman 1289. - FIRST EDITION. Lavoisier was a member of an Academie comittee appointed to report on the terrible and insanitary conditions in Paris hospitals, and particularly the Hotel-Dieu, with a view to replacing it with a new building on the Isle des Cygnes. The committee concluded, that four smaller hospitals would be more efficient than a single large one, and in 1787, Louis XVI ordered their construction. This is the rare second report from the king's private press, signed by Lassone, Dabenton, Tillet, Bailly, Lavoisier, Laplace and d'Arcet. The second report of the commission, dealing with the recommendations for sites on which the projected four new hospitals should be built, was promptly published by the Imprimerie Royale before it appeared in the 'Hist. Acad. R. Sci. for 1786 (1788).

$443.80

Urinarum Probationes. Hieronymi Reusneri Leorini D.Med. in quibus principia solidae Uroscopiae, ad solidae Philosophiae fontes revocantur: multiq, medicorum errores deteguntur. His accessere variae matularum delineationes: atq, genuini urinarum color
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Urinarum Probationes. Hieronymi Reusneri Leorini D.Med. in quibus principia solidae Uroscopiae, ad solidae Philosophiae fontes revocantur: multiq, medicorum errores deteguntur. His accessere variae matularum delineationes: atq, genuini urinarum color

By WILLICH, Jodocus

Basel: Sebastian Henricpetri, 1582. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. [24], 341, [3] pp., numerous woodcuts in text, last page with woodcut printer's device, pages occasionally slightly browned, some with slight fraying at the lower margin. Modern half leather. Good copy. ---- Durling 4744, Waller 10310, Wellcome 6745. First Edition. Important and early work on the subject. The text woodcuts are showing vessels which are important for the urology. - Einer der frühesten, jedenfalls aber der umfangreichsten Schriften zum Thema. Der in Frankfurt/Oder tätige Jodocus Willich war Universalgelehrter, Hieronymus Reusner reinigte das Werk von medizinischen Fehlern. Die Textholzschnitte - viele wiederholt - bringen Gefässe, die für den Gebrauch des Urologen wichtig sind.

$2662.80

Libro de la anothomia del hombre
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Libro de la anothomia del hombre

By MONTANA de MONSERRATE, Bernardino

Valladolid: Sebastian Martinez, 1551. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 2 November 1551. Folio (268x183 mm). [8], 135 (of 136) leaves. Title in red and black with large woodcut coat-of-arms, sectional title on K2 with woodcut border signed 'S.M.', and 10 (of 12) large (three-quarter page) anatomical woodcuts in text, lacking leaf R5 with two woodcuts (supplied in facsimile), last two leaves with cut offs (with loss of text), faded ink spotting to p. 87, some browning and spotting, dampstaining to gutter of last few leaves. Contemporary vellum with closures (restored, warped and spotted), later endpapers. Except for the paper faults, a good, clean copy of this rare and important work. ---- Cushing Vesalius (addenda) 598; NLM/Durling 2339; Garrison-Morton 378.01; Norman 1540; Waller 6647; Wellcome 4406 - FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED SPANISH ANATOMICAL WORK, and the first work to introduce Vesalian anatomical figures to a Spanish audience. 'While Valverde di Hamusco's Historia de la composicion del cuerpo humano (1556) is often credited with introducing into Spain the Vesalian anatomical iconography coupled with a vernacular text, this honor actually belongs to Montana de Monserrate's Anothomia, whose twelve anatomical cuts included nine copies from either the Fabrica or the Epitome. These nine cuts, all of them reduced and simplified, included three Vesalian "musclemen", two plates representing the venous and arterial systems, two plates of the peripheral and central nervous systems, a figure combining Vesalian representations of the genito-urinary and thoracic organs, and a reversed copy of the Fabrica's first skeleton plate. Of the remaining three plates two, illustrating views of the skeleton, were derived from Berengario and Dryander, while the third, a crude semi-schematic representation of the thoracic and abdominal organs, is probably original. As the woodcut border is signed with the initials of the printer, Sebastian Martinez, it is likely that he executed the woodcuts.

$9430.75

Tabula practice Gordonii dicte Lilium medicine
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Tabula practice Gordonii dicte Lilium medicine

By BERNARD de GORDON

Venice: Gregorius de Gregoriis, 1496. 4th Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 4th Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Tabula practice Gordonii dicte Lilium medicine. Venice: [Joannes & Gregorius de Gregoriis for] B[enedictus] F[ontana, January 16, 1496/7]. 4to (175x131 mm). [4], 271, [1] ff. (final blank). 2 cols., Gothic. Title with large woodcut device of publisher Fontana, decorative woodcut initials. Colophon (last 4 1/2 lines of text) cut away & restored in facsimile. Recently bound using old vellum antiphonal sheet over boards. Stamps on title, trimmed a little close affecting a few folios & some old marginalia, a little light foxing, but otherwise well preserved. Elegant engraved bookplate of J[ohann] W[ilhelm] Schlegel (1774-1812), writer on lying-in hospitals (see Hirsch). Old signature of Davidson on front free endpaper; old Latin note on verso giving information from colophon. ---- Sarton, Introduction III.1 873-76. Garrison 164. Goff B-450. BMC V (15th cent.) 349-50. G.W. IV 4083. 16562. - Fourth edition of one of the most highly valued and widely used medieval medical texts. Bernard, who is described variously as French or Scots, was associated with Montpellier. He was the first to describe seizures of petit mal, and recognized the variety of precipitating causes, and of forms of seizure. Bernard also gives the first description of a modern truss, and the first mention of spectacles as "oculus berellinus." Politzer (trans. Milstein 30-32) notes that a relatively large part of his work deals with diseases of the ear. Hoffmann-Axthelm (120) gives Bernard high marks for his observations in dentistry. (Bernard compiled his work from principally Arabic sources, combined with original material.) His reputation was such that he appears in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, written at the end of the 1300s. The Fontana edition of Bernard de Gordon is interesting for its title page with woodcut printer's device (an image of a fountain, punning on the publisher's name). Title pages were just coming into use and the Fontana title is a handsome early example (Jeremy Norman, cat. 34 - this copy).

$7544.60

Museum Anatomicum Acadamiae Lugduno-Batavae
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Museum Anatomicum Acadamiae Lugduno-Batavae

By SANDIFORT, Gerard

Leiden: S. & J. Luchtmans, 1827. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Museum Anatomicum Acadamiae Lugduno-Batavae. Leiden: S. & J. Luchtmans, 1827 and 1835, large folio (511x355 mm). Vol. 3 and 4 (of 4), half-titles, 70 engraved plates, institutional blindstamp on titles, contemporary calf, covers detached on vol. 3 (boards and spine worn), vol. 4 rebacked with moroccco spine, red and green morocco labels (boards scratched, extremities worn). Internally clean with only very minor spotting and no dampstaining, plates bright and unstamped. Choulant, p.141; Blake, p.400. - FIRST EDITION, very rare. Two continuation volumes by Gerard Sandifort that complete the work of his father Eduard Sandifort published in two volumes in 1793. The second catalogue of the anatomical collection of the university of Leyden, with very fine plates on large, heavy paper. The third volume is without plates and contains the additions from the collections of Brugmans, professor of natural sciences in Leyden. The fourth volume contains seventy copperplates showing various bone diseases.

$3106.60

Von den Blattern und deren Ausrottung. Ein gemeinfaßlicher Beytrag zur Belehrung der Unkundigen über diese Kinderseuche, und zur Prüfung aller bisherigen Ausrottungs-Pläne
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Von den Blattern und deren Ausrottung. Ein gemeinfaßlicher Beytrag zur Belehrung der Unkundigen über diese Kinderseuche, und zur Prüfung aller bisherigen Ausrottungs-Pläne

By HENSCHEL, Elias

Breslau und Leipzig: Korn, 1796. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. [16], 253, [2:blank] pp., contemporary papercard binding (damaged, corners bumped), text spotted and dampstained. ---- Engelmann 242; Hirsch/H. III, 170; not in Lesky, Osler, Waller or Wellcome - First edition/Erste Ausgabe. - Gebräunt u. wasserfl., Einbandbezug fehlt, Ecken bestoßen. Henschel (1755-1839) recommended in this book refrigeration as treatment.

$421.61

Epistolarum medicinalium libri uiginti denuo nunc ad autographum haud sine fructu collati et editi
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Epistolarum medicinalium libri uiginti denuo nunc ad autographum haud sine fructu collati et editi

By MANARDI, Giovanni

Basel: Michele Insingrino, 1549. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (340 x 223 mm). [24], 603, [3] pp. Engraved printer's device on title and final page, pictorial woodcut initials. Contemporary vellum with reinforced corners and spine (soiled and browned), marginal damp staining to text, title slightly browned with tear to lower margin, purple stain in the lower margin of the first pages, author's name in manuscript to spine, marginal annotations in old hand to a few pages. Provenance: Ignazio Carapezza, Petralia (with his ink stamp to first blank and lower corners of title and some pages). A good, broad margined copy printed on strong paper. --- Bibliotheca Osleriana, 3316 ; not in Sabin, Harrisse, Church, or J. C. Brown. - The first six books were originally published in Ferrara in 1521, the work was expanded by the author several times, the final version with 20 books first appearing in 1540. Manardus was among the most prominent Italian physicians of the 17th century.

$1109.50

L'art de guerir les maladies des os..
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L'art de guerir les maladies des os..

By PETIT, Jean Louis

Paris: L. d'Houry, 1705. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 12mo. (154 x 90 mm), [20], 304 pp., a few woodcut illustrations to text, little occasional spotting and faint library stamp to title, old ownership signature of Roger Birdwood (slightly trimmed) to front free endpaper with BMI presentation bookplate from Dr. Blackall pasted beneath. 19th century cloth (somewhat rubbed and soiled), spine gilt. ---- Garrison-Morton 4300; Peltier 32; Blake 346. Cp. Conlon 58:994. - The very rare first edition. A classic work on healing bone diseases by the master French surgeon of his period. "Petit was the first director of the Academie de Chirurgie, Paris. he is particularly remembered for his work on bone diseases. He invented the screw tourniquet, gave the first account of osteomalacia, and was the first to open the mastoid process" (G-M 4300).

$1331.40

Prone and Postural Respiration in Drowning and Other Forms of Apnoea or Suspended Respiration... Edited by His Son, Marshall Hall
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Prone and Postural Respiration in Drowning and Other Forms of Apnoea or Suspended Respiration... Edited by His Son, Marshall Hall

By HALL, Marshall

London: John Churchill, 1857. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. (198 x 120 mm), xiii, 216 pp., wood-engraved vignette illustrations including one to half-title verso, library stamp to title (slightly offset), short tear to half title and title, pages untrimmed, minor marginal finger-soiling, modern cloth gilt, new endpapers. Provenance: Birmingham Medical Institute. First Edition.

$610.23

Experimental Inquiries: Part the third. Containing a description of the red particles of the blood in the human subject and in other animals; with an account of the structure and offices of the lymphatic glands, of the Thymus Gland, and of the Spleen
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Experimental Inquiries: Part the third. Containing a description of the red particles of the blood in the human subject and in other animals; with an account of the structure and offices of the lymphatic glands, of the Thymus Gland, and of the Spleen

By HEWSON, William

London: Printed for T. Longman, 1777. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Experimental Inquiries: Part the third. Containing a description of the red particles of the blood in the human subject and in other animals; with an account of the structure and offices of the lymphatic glands, of the Thymus Gland, and of the Spleen: being the remaining part of the observations and experiments of the late Mr. William Hewson, F. R. S. and Teacher of Anatomy. By Magnus Falconar, Surgeon, and Teacher of Anatomy. xxi, [3], 144, [8] pp., 4 plates. Contemporary half leather, boards detached, browned throughout. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, inkstamp to title. Garrison-Morton 1102; Norman 1069 (vols I and II only); Wellcome III, p.259. - RARE FIRST EDITION in book form of Vol. III; Hewson advanced knowledge of blood during the 1770s, when the microscope was little used because of distortions caused by compound lenses. Hewson used a single lens, and discovered a satisfactory way to mount "wet" specimens on slides, and so was able to ascertain the role of fibrogen, and give the first valid account of coagulation; to give the first account of the anatomy and production of lymphatics, and to describe clearly the three parts of the blood. - The third volume was published posthumously by Magnus Falconer. Hewson's experimental findings were first published in 3 contiguously papers in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London in 1771 (see Garrison-Morton 863).

$3605.88

Mémoire sur le pancréas et sur le role du suc pancréatique dans les phénomènes digestifs, particulièrement dans la digestion des matières grasses neutres
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Mémoire sur le pancréas et sur le role du suc pancréatique dans les phénomènes digestifs, particulièrement dans la digestion des matières grasses neutres

By BERNARD, Claude

Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1856. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Supplemént aux comptes rendus hebdomaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences. Vol. 1. Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1856. 4to (28x22,5 cm), pp. 379-563, 5 folding stipple-engraved and aquatint plates by Borromee after Bernard, Lackerbauer and Leveille, 3 hand-colored. Whole volume contains 28 (26 colored, 5 folded) engraved plates, [3], 563 pp. Uncut, original publishers boards and printed label, bookblock broken at page 376, some foxing, pages 369-376 torn at inner margin. --- Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 67B; Garrison-M. 1001.1; see Norman 203 and Waller 964 (offprints). - First edition and first appearance of Bernard's seminal work on the role of the pancreas. "In 1846 Bernard began studying the pancreatic juices and their role in digestion ... By observing the processes of digestion in dogs and rabbits, and by experimentation with pure pancreatic juices collected from temporary pancreatic fistulae, Bernard was able to show that pancreatic juices made fats absorbable by breaking them down into fatty acids and glycerine" (Grolier Medicine). The present work represents the final and most complete statement of Bernard's discoveries concerning the pancreas. It was published in Volume I of the supplement to Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des seances de l'Academie des Sciences, and also in a small separate issue. The journal volume also contains "Mémoire sur quelques points de la physiologie des algues" by A. Derbès u. A. J. J. Solier with 23 tinted tables as well as "Mémoire sur le calcul des pertubations qu'éprouvent les cometes" by Hansen.

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