VITET, Louis. Traité de la Sangsue médicinale.
Paris, H. Nicolle, 1809.
8vo (200x120 mm), (4)-8-vi-585 pages and 1 folding plate. binding : Contemporary quarter green morocco, gilt flat spine, title in gilt on lettering-piece. Page 5 (in the preface) tear without loss.
First posthumous edition.
Lyonnais physician, Louis Vitet (1736-1809) became mayor of Lyon during the revolutionary period. It is his son who publishes this book according to the works left by his father.
Complete treatise on the medicinal leech, which describes its anatomy, physiology and uses in the patient. Supplementary bleeding animal still widely used at the beginning of the 19th century.
Price : 400 €