ON OSMOSIS

Recherches sur l’endosmose et sur la cause physique de ce phénomène (Extrait des Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Avril 1832). 

[Paris, imprimerie de Veuve Thuau, 1832.] 

8vo, pp. 26; dropped-head title; a little marginal foxing; good uncut copy, stab-stitched in original pink paper wrappers; a little discoloured.

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An interesting article on endosmosis by the important French physiologist Henri Dutrochet (1776–1847), renowned for his work on osmosis and cell theory.  ‘Although the conditions of Dutrochet’s experiments were rather simple and did not allow of great accuracy, he made the first important steps toward the study of osmosis and diffusion.  He constructed an osmometer for measurements of osmotic pressure and pointed to such pressure as the possible cause of circulation and rise of sap in plants, absorption of nutrients in plants and animals’ (DSB). 

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