Opuscula pathologica. Accedunt experimenta de respiratione.


Published by Lausanne: Bousquet, 1755, Lausanne, 1755
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FIRST EDITION. 8 vo. Contemp. mottled calf, back gilt. 304 pp. Title in red and black and with engraved medal of Haller. Three folding engraved plates. Front joint partially cracked but tight, a bit worn; otherwise, a very good copy. "Albrecht von Haller (1708-77) was one of the intellectual giants of the eighteenth century, and indeed, one of the most accomplished men of all time." (Heirs of Hippocrates, p.300). Haller's 'Opuscula pathologica' includes his post-mortem examinations on the heart, eye, reproductive organs, lungs, etc. "The first complete edition of Haller's 'De respiratione experimenta anatomica' is also included in this book. .It is the first investigation into the role that the intercostal muscles have in respiration." (Heirs 884). N.L.M. (18th C.), p.196. Wellcome III.199. Waller 4015. Blocker Coll., p.177. Bedford Cat. 897 - 1756 English translation, though this omitted the tract on respiration. Bookseller Inventory # 000409

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Title: Opuscula pathologica. Accedunt experimenta ...

Publisher: Lausanne: Bousquet, 1755, Lausanne

Publication Date: 1755

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition

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