Author:[Early American Medical Imprint]; Von Haller, Albert (Albrecht)

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FIRST LINES OF PHYSIOLOGY (PRIMAE LINEAE PHYSIOLOGIAE) TRANSLATED FROM THE THIRD LATIN EDITION; TO WHICH IS ADDED, A TRANSLATION OF THE INDEX, COMPOSED FOR THE EDINBURGH EDITION, PRINTED UNDER THE INSPECTION OF DR. WILLIAM CULLEN

By: [Early American Medical Imprint]; Von Haller, Albert (Albrecht)

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Troy [N.Y.], Printed by Obadiah Penniman & Co.: 1803

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1263

Condition: Very good


8vo (5½” x 8¾” ). pp. 498. Contemporary tree calf with red morocco spine label and 4 single and two double gilt rules on the spine. Stated First American edition. Originally published in 1747, The Primae Lineae was one of three seminal works which created the field of modern physiology -- the other two being De partibus corporis humani sensibilibus et irritabilibus (1753) and the eight volume Elementa physiologiae corporis humani (1757-1766).This first American edition of First Lines of Physiology presented Von Haller's landmark concepts of tissue irritability (muscular contracti... View more info