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Experiments & observations on the gastric juice

BEAUMONT, William

Published by Chauncey Goodrich, Burlington, 1847
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With 3 wood engravings. Original cloth in blind, recased; an exceptionally clean copy. Second edition of Beaumont's brilliant clinical investigation into the physiology of digestion. Beaumont (1785-1853), a United States Army surgeon, was the first to study the digestion and actions of the stomach in a living person. The patient received a near mortal gunshot wound to his abdomen and chest. He recuperated over a period of many months, sustaining a permanent fistula in the stomach wall through which Beaumont was able to undertake his study of the process of digestion. Beaumont began his observations in 1825 and they continued over the next eight years in which time his patient fully recovered. G&M, 989; Horblit, 10. VERY SCARCE SECOND EDITION IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION. Bookseller Inventory # 4646

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Title: Experiments & observations on the gastric ...

Publisher: Chauncey Goodrich, Burlington

Publication Date: 1847

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