THE LIVER

Epistolae anatomicae duae, novas observationes, & animadversationes complectens, quibus anatome augetur, anatomicorum inventorum historia evolvitur, utraque ab erroribus vindicatur.

Leiden, J. à Kerkhem, 1728.

4to, pp. (xx), 308, with engraved title-vignette; faint library stamp on title verso; one leaf with tear repaired; a little light browning and staining; a very good copy in contemporary mottled calf, a little worn.

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FIRST EDITION. ‘The two anatomical essays in this work constitute a detailed review of the anatomy and physiological functions of the liver. Although the historical aspects of the subject are emphasized, Morgagni includes many of his own observations’ (Heirs of Hippocrates on the edition of 1762).

Morgagni's Adversaria (1717-19), Epistolae anatomicae duae (1728), and Epistolae anatomicae duodeviginti (1740) ‘represent new contributions to the mechanical interpretation of the structure of the organism’ (DSB IX p. 511).

Blake p. 312; Waller 6677; Wellcome IV p. 178.

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