Collection of 14 offprints on physiology: Mosso, Angelo Collection of 14 offprints on physiology: Mosso, Angelo

Collection of 14 offprints on physiology

Mosso, Angelo

Publication Date: 1896
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Mosso, Angelo (1846-1910). Collection of 14 offprints on physiology, as listed below. 1874-96. Most offprints in original wrappers; see list for individual condition statements. The majority of the offprints are from the library of Johann Friedrich Miescher (1844-95), the first to identify and isolate DNA; nos. 7, 10 and 11 below bear Mosso's presentation inscriptions to Miescher. Two of the offprints (nos. 6 and 9) bear Mosso's presentation inscriptions to German physiologist Gustav von Bunge (1844-1920). First Editions, Offprint Issues. The Italian physiologist Mosso, a student of Carl Ludwig, was one of the pioneers in the use of machines to graphically register physiological phenomena. He was the first to use neuroimaging techniques to measure changes in blood flow to the brain caused by mental activity, and he also invented the plethysmograph for measuring slow changes in the volume of blood vessels. These 14 offprints illustrate the breadth of Mosso's physiological researches, which included important investigations of blood circulation, motor functions, respiration and the relationship between physiological and psychic phenomena. "The importance of Mosso's physiological research lies in his emphasis on experimenting directly on man whenever possible, as well as on animals, so that his research was truly in human physiology. His scientific experiments were carried out with special equipment, which he devised to suit the requirements of the studies . . . Mosso carried out highly accurate studies on movements of both smooth and striated muscles, in relation to a great variety of physiological and pathological conditions . . . he studied the variations in the frequency and energy of cardiac systoles, the increase of blood flow into the brain, and the increase of blood pressure in situations that today would be described as those of intellectual or emotional stress" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Most of these offprints are from the library of Johann Friedrich Miescher, who was the first to identify and isolate the cell nucleus compounds now known as DNA; three of the offprints below bear Mosso's presentation inscriptions to Miescher. Two of the offprints bear Mosso's presentation inscriptions to German physiologist Gustav von Bunge, best known for his contributions to nutrition physiology. Several of the offprints are from the Archives italiennes de biologie, the journal that Mosso founded in 1882. 1. Von einigen neuen Eigenschaften der Gefässwand. Offprint from Berichten der math.-phys. Classe der Königl. Sächs. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften (1874). 305-372pp. Illustrated. 216 x 137 mm. Original plain wrappers. Booklabel and stamp of J. F. Miescher. 2. Ueber die gegenseitigen Beziehungen der Bauch- und Brustathmung. Offprint from Archiv für Anatomie und Physiologie, physiologische Abtheilung (1878) .441-468pp. Illustrated. 228 x 157 mm. Original printed wrappers. Booklabel and stamp of J. F. Miescher. 3. (with P. Pellacani) Sur les fonctions de la vessie. Offprint from Archives italiennes de biologie 1 (1882). 97-128pp. 5 plates, text illustrations. 240 x 160 mm. (uncut and unopened). Later plain wrappers, original back wrapper bound in. Booklabel and stamp of J. F. Miescher. 4. Application de la balance à l'étude de la circulation du sang chez l'homme. Offprint from Archives italiennes de biologie 5 (1884). 16pp. Plate, text illustrations. 233 x 158 mm. Original printed wrappers. Booklabel and stamp of J. F. Miescher. 5. Periodische Athmung und Luxusathmung. Offprint from Archiv für Anatomie und Physiologie, physiologische Abtheilung (1886). 37-116pp. 8 plates, text illustrations. 232 x 157 mm. Original printed wrappers. Tear in first plate. 6. Die Umwandlung der rothen Blutkörperchen in Leukocyten und die Nekrobiose der rothen Blutörperchen bei der Coagulation und Eiterung. Offprint from Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie 109 (1887). 205-277pp. 216 x 149 mm. Original plain wrappers, front wrapper nearly detached. Inscribed to German physiologist Gustav von Bunge (1844-1920) on the first page: "Herrn Professor G. Bunge mit herzlichen Gruss A Mosso." 7. Anwendung des Methylgrün zur Erkennung der chemischen Reaction und des Todes der Zellen. Offprint from Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie 113 (1888). 397-409pp. 216 x 137 mm. Original plain wrappers. Inscribed to J. F. Miechser on the first leaf: "Herrn Prof. Miescher zur fremdlichen Erinnerung A. Mosso." Miescher's booklabel and stamp. 8. Kritische Untersuchung der beim Studium der Blutkörperchen befolgten Methoden. Offprint from Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie (1888). 410-420pp. 216 x 137 mm. Original plain wrappers, creased vertically. 9. Die giftige Wirkung des Serum der Mureniden. Offprint from Archiv für experimentelle Pathologie und Pharmakologie 25 (1888). 111-135pp. 223 x 155 mm. Original printed wrappers, lower corner of back wrapper creased. Inscribed to G. von Bunge on the first page: "Herrn Professor G. Bunge mit herzlichen Gruss A Mosso." 10. Un venin dans le sang des Murénides. Offprint from Archives italiennes de biologie 10 (1888). 29pp. 232 x 156 mm. Original printed wrappers. Inscribed to J. F. Miescher on the first leaf: "With the compliments of the autor [sic]." Miescher' 11. Les phénomènes psychiques et la temperature du cerveau. Offprint from Archives italiennes de biologie 18 (1892). 14pp. Illustrated. 233 x 154 mm. Original printed wrappers. Inscribed to J. F. Miescher on the front wrapper: "Herrn Professor Miescher mit herzlichen Gruss." Miescher's booklabel and stamp. 12. The temperature of the brain, especially in relation to psychical activity [abstract]. Offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society 51 (1892). 83-85pp. 217 x 139 mm. Without wrappers. Miescher's booklabel and stamp. 13. Sphygmomanomètre pour mesurer la pression du sang chez l'homme. Offprint from Archives italiennes de biologie 23 (1895). 22pp. Illustrated. 234 x 155 mm. Original pr. Bookseller Inventory # 43077

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Publication Date: 1896

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