Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion.; Facsimile of the original edition of 1833, together with a biographical essay "A Pioneer American Physiologist" by Sir William Osler.

Cambridge, (MA): Harvard U. Press, 1929. First edition. 8vo. xl, 290 pp. Portrait frontispiece, in-text illustrations from wood engravings, facsimile title page. Beaumont was able to view the process of digestion as a result of a shotgun wound to the stomach of a French-Canadian outdoorsman. Howes B-291: "Most important American contribution to medical science." Garrison-Morton 989: "Most important study of digestion before Pavlov." Grolier "Medicine" 61: "[Beaumont's] research established the presence and role of hydrochloric acid in the stomach walls, and the relative digestibility of certain foods, all finding that revolutionized current theories of the physiology of digestion." Grolier "100 Influential American Books" 38. Very good copy. Original cloth-backed boards.(#5816). Item #58566

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