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Anatomy. BEDDEVOLE. Essais d’Anatomie.

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Anatomy. BEDDEVOLE. Essais d’Anatomie.
 
BEDDEVOLE, Dominique. Essais d’Anatomie, ou l’on explique clairement la constitution des Organes & leurs operations mechaniques selon les nouvelles hypotheses. Par *** Docteur en Médicine. 
A Leide, chez Pierre Vander Aa, 1686

In-16mo, mm. 140x80; Leg. coeva p. pelle, dorso ornato, tagli a spruzzo; pp. (12), 189, 3 bianche. Antiporta inc. in rame da Schoonebeck. Antiporta rifilata e rimarginata, Front. controfondato, per il resto buon esemplare.

Rarissima edizione originale. In quest’opera il medico svizzero, esponente della scuola iatrochimica, si propone di spiegare il funzionamento e la chimica del corpo umano; interessanti le ipotesi sull’anatomia ghiandolare e sulla circolazione del sangue, ove sono riprese le ricerche di Harvey. Partington: “D. Beddevole... distinguished five degrees of fermentation: boiling, elevation, sparkling, effervescence, and exhalation; he supposed that blood contains phlegm, volatile sulphur, volatile alkali, fixed alkali, and a small quantity of acid disengaged by the fixed alkali, and the nervous fluid is composed of sulphur and volatile alkali.” Hirsch, I, 419; Partington, II, 297. Missing to Wellcome, Osler, Walleriana, they owned only following editions. No in Norman.
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