LIEUTAUD, Joseph. Elementa Physiologiae.
Amsterdam, De Tournes, 1749.
8vo (194x118 mm), (16)-335-(1) pages. binding : Contemporary full sheep, spine gilt in six compartments, title in gilt on lettering-piece. Binding very rubbed, caps and corners worn.
Important first edition.
Lieutaud first note here the white cells ("The globuli albicantes" p. 85), more than twenty years (1774) before the major work from William Hewson on the lymphatic system and first described the lymphocyte.
references: British Journal of Haematology [2001, 112, p.282 : "The white cells, 'the globuli albicantes', were first noted by Joseph Lieutaud"];.
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