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DUCHENNE DE BOULOGNE, Guillaume-Benjamin. The mechanism of human facial expression. 

Cambridge-Paris, Cambridge University Press-Éditions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 1990.

8vo (233x153 mm), xvi-288 pages.  binding : Full original cloth, flat spine. Few pencil notes. Minor waterstain on pages 258 and 259. Binding loose.

Duchenne de Boulogne (1806-1875) is one of the greatest clinicians of the 19th century and the founder of neurology.
He is also one of the pioneers in the use of electricity as an instrument for physiological experiments. The use of alternating current allows it to precisely stimulate only one muscle beam at a time.

This book is a study on the functioning and identification of the different facial expressions caused by electrical stimulation.


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