Item #68100 EXPERIMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS ON THE GASTRIC JUICE, AND THE PHYSIOLOGY OF DIGESTION. William BEAUMONT.
EXPERIMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS ON THE GASTRIC JUICE, AND THE PHYSIOLOGY OF DIGESTION.

EXPERIMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS ON THE GASTRIC JUICE, AND THE PHYSIOLOGY OF DIGESTION.

Boston: Lilly, Wait, and Company. Printed by F. P. Allen, 1834. Second issue ((with cancel title bearing the Boston imprint; first published Plattsburg, N. Y., 1833). 8vo. 280 pp. Three illustrations. Considered "the most important study of digestion before Pavlov" (Garrison-Morton). Beaumont had the first edition printed in Plattsburg, New York, where he had once practiced medicine. According to Beaumont, the original edition consisted of only 1000 copies, but his nephew later claimed 3000 copies were printed; this may explain the origin of the second issue.  Norman 152. Garrison-Morton 989.  Grolier/Horblit 10. Heirs of Hippocrates 1411 (all citing the 1833 edition). Original cloth-backed paper boards with chipped paper spine label (some staining to boards and initial pages, cloth chipped at spine ends, rear joint with a few splits); Ex-library of The Philadelphia County Medical Society, marked only by a stamp on front endpaper. Item #68100

Price: $750.00

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