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Adversaria anatomica omnia. . . Novis pluribus aeries Tabulis, & universali accuratiffimo Indice ornata. Opus nunc vere absolutum. . .

MORGAGNI, Giovanni Battista (1682-1771).

Published by Apud Johannem Arnoldum Langerak, 1723., Lugduni Batavorum:, 1723
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Six volumes in one. 4to. (256 x 203 mm) xxxi, [1 blank, 16], 53, [1 blank, 6], 103, [1 blank, 4], 111, [1 blank, 8], 91, [1 blank, 8], 124, [8], 136 pp. Title-page in red and black ink, printer's device, 11 engraved plates; lacks portrait. Contemporary full vellum, manuscript spine title; covers a bit soiled. Bookplate and ink stamp of Chester North Frazier of Harvard University Medical Library. Very good. Second edition. This is a compendium of all six of the anatomical investigations by Morgagni. Each part has its own title-page. "The Adversaria anatomica prima is a series of researches on fine anatomy conducted according to the tradition established by Malpighi, although Morgagni showed greater caution in the use of the microscope and in making anatomical preparations. Morgagni's profoundly inquiring intellect is apparent in even this early work. Despite the modesty of its title, Morgagni's book actually records a whole succession of discoveries regarding minute organic mechanisms, including the glands of the trachea, of the male urethra, and of the female genitals. These represent new contributions to the mechanical interpretation of the structure of the organism, as do the descriptions contained in Morgagni's five subsequent Adversaria (1717-1719)." [DSB]. "Regarded as the founder of pathological anatomy and credited with introducing and propagating the correct doctrine on the nature of cataract in Italy, Morgagni here corrected many anatomical errors of his predecessors. The final adversaria contains major sections on the eyes and eyelids. Morgagni was the first to describe the condition now known as Morgagnian cataract." [Becker]. Part 1 of the Adversaria anatomica was first published in 1706 at Bologna. Morgagni's Adversaria anatomica omnia "was first published as a unit in 1719. It was this series of publications that helped make him well known throughout Europe as an accurate anatomist, particularly as he corrected the errors of previous anatomists." [Heirs of Hippocrates]. Provenance: Chester North Frazier (1892-1973) dermatologist and syphilologist. Becker Collection 263; Blake/NLM p. 312; DSB Vol. IX, p. 511; Garrison, History of medicine, pp. 353-54; Heirs of Hippocrates 499; Wellcome IV, p. 178 (with portrait). Bookseller Inventory # M10909

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Title: Adversaria anatomica omnia. . . Novis ...

Publisher: Apud Johannem Arnoldum Langerak, 1723., Lugduni Batavorum:

Publication Date: 1723

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