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Memoire sur les differentes manieres d'administrer l'electricite, et observations sur les effets qu'elles ont produits. Extrait des Memoires de la Societe Royale de Medecine. Imprime par ordre du Roi.

MAUDUYT DE LA VARENNE, Pierre Jean Claude, (1732?-1792).

Published by De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1784., Paris:, 1784
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8vo. [ii], 301 pp. 2 engraved folding plates. Later quarter calf, marbled boards, red leather spine label. Fine. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, enlarged, of one of the author's most important works. Mauduyt was one of the pioneers in medical electricity and in this book he describes different methods of administering electrical current for such illnesses as rheumatism, deafness, toothaches, inflammation of the eyes, paralysis, convulsions (including epilepsy), and tumors. A great many case histories are presented including one each of opthalmia and lachrymal fistula. Electrical equipment is described. The author also discusses negative electricity and, on pages 230-292, gives a critical bibliography of authors and their writings concerned with medical electricity. Bakken, p. 85; Ellen G. Gartrell, Electricity, Magnetism, and Animal Magnetism, 362; Hill, 23: 48; Ronalds, p. 338; Waller 11400. Bookseller Inventory # S1032

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Title: Memoire sur les differentes manieres ...

Publisher: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1784., Paris:

Publication Date: 1784

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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