"This book, dedicated to Charcot, is one of Marie's most important contributions.
It consists of thirty-eight lectures given at the Faculty of Medicine during 1891.
Marie discusses normal anatomy, clinical symptoms and particularly the underlying pathology of many forms of spinal cord disease.
The many illustrations are useful adjuncts to the descriptions of such conditions as insular sclerosis (multiple sclerosis), infantile paralysis (anterior poliomyelitis), tabes, ascending paralysis, and familial degenerative changes." (Heirs).
"Baumés, for many years professor of medecine at Montpellier, was a prolific author with many interests. He had written books on fevers, children's diseases, phthisis, nosology, and scrofula before preparing this comprehensive work on pedodontics" (Heirs).
A very good copy.
Fresh and crisp copy.
First edition in french with an additional preliminary material (pp. 1-92) included by Senebier
"Spallanzani devoted himself to the study of respiration during the later years of his life. He had followed closely the work of Black, Priestley, Lavoisier, and Lagrange and, building on the results of their work, added the final chapter to our modern concept of respiration. He showed that many animals absorb oxygen and give off carbon dioxide from the surface of their bodies as well as their tissues and organs. He also demonstrated the effects of activity and temperature on respiratory exchange and was the first to show that the exchange could be influenced by the nature and quantity of food ingested" (Heirs).
The very rare first edition of this famous treatise on monsters.
Fortunio Liceti born in Rapallo in 1577, was a man of prodigious scholarship. He published numerous books on medicine, natural history, philosophy and physics. His book on the nature of the monsters here in the original edition, is the first treatise on genetic abnormalities and embryonic malformations.
BOERHAAVE, Hermann || PAUL, François. Traité de la pleurésie. Traduit du latin des Aphorismes de Boerhaave, commentés par M. le Baron de Van-Svvieten, premier medecin, & bibliothécaire de leurs Majestés impériales, président du Collège des medecins de Vienne, de la Société royale de Londres, de l'Institut de Bologne, & des académies royales de Sciences, & de Chirurgie de Paris, &c. Avec un Discours préliminaire. Par M. Paul, de la Société royale des Sciences de Montpellier.
First edition. Two first Part only (on 3), but rare.
The first volume contains the medical topography of San Domingo.
The second volume is on chronic diseases and various topics; it ends with the thesis of Pouppé Desportes.
First edition of this classical works
Bichat describes how the death spread among the major organs, heart, brain, lungs.
Bichat it gives his well-known definition of life: "La vie est l'ensemble des fonctions qui résistent à la mort" (Life is the set of functions that resist death.)