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Thomas Willis - Clarissimi viri Thomae Willis ... De anima brutorum, quae hominis vitalis ac sensitiua est, exercita - 1676

Thomas Willis - Clarissimi viri Thomae Willis ... De anima brutorum, quae hominis vitalis ac sensitiua est, exercita - 1676

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Thomas Willis - Clarissimi viri Thomae Willis ... De anima brutorum, quae hominis vitalis ac sensitiua est, exercita - 1676
Medicine - Quantity: 1 - Book

De Anima Brutorum Quae Hominis Vitalis Ac Sensitiva Est, Exercitiones Duae .... [NEXT] Pharmaceutice Rationalis Sive Diatriba De Medicamentorum Operationibus In Humano Corpore (Parts I and II).


Lugduni: Sumptibus Joannis Antonii Huguetan, & Soc., 1676. in 4º [233 x 187 mm] Foliation: [24], 298, [12] p., [2] in bl., V h. engraving. [GO ON] without frontispiece (errata) (18) 180 (6) IV h. of engraving [GO ON] without frontispiece (26) 224 (2) VII h. engraving. Laid paper. Well set. Some gaps, trace of xylograph insect without significant loss. old fence of moisture, rust. 16 plates without major problems. Modern half-leather binding with some wear and tear. CCPB001100701-X


First published in 1672, De anima brutorum, is an extensive physiological and psychological investigation of the nervous system and the brain. It includes the first medical description of general paralysis, a chapter on depression, mania, stupidity, and perhaps the first research on the role of sleep in the human nervous system.

The second work, divided into two parts, bears the subtitle "diatriba de medicamentorum operationibus in humano corpore". There are chapters on opiates, arrhythmias, and many other conditions, including diabetes (Willis is responsible for calling diabetes "mellitus," because of the sweet taste of diabetic urine). (source https://biblio.co.uk/)

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Medicine
Author/ Illustrator
Thomas Willis
Book Title
Clarissimi viri Thomae Willis ... De anima brutorum, quae hominis vitalis ac sensitiua est, exercita
Condition
Mixed / Multiple
Publication year oldest item
1676
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Number of pages
298
Dimensions
23×18 cm
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