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Magendie, Lectures on the Blood - And of The Changes which It Undergoes During D

Magendie, F.

Lectures on the Blood – And of The Changes which It Undergoes During Disease.

Special reprint edition of Philadelphia, Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1839. New York, The Classics of Medicine Library, 1996. 15 cm x 23 cm. 276 pages. Beautifully bound Hardcover with gilt lettering and design on spine with raised boards. Gilt design and ruling to both boards. All edges gilt. Marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Red silk ribbon bookmarker. In near fine condition. With protective Mylar. [The Classics of Medicine Library]

Includes, for example, the following: Lecture I.– Mode of studying medicine – True method of advancing the science of medicine explained / Lecture II. – Emptiness of medical theories – Change of blood during epidemics / Lecture III. – Pathology of rheumatism / Lecture IV. – Facts in physics illustrative of the circulation of the blood / Lecture IX. – Theories of bloodletting / Lecture XI. – Respiratory movements also influence the abdominal viscera / Lecture XIV. – Experiments on frogs – Non-contagious nature of the plague / Lecture XVII. – Disease of the heart / Lecture XIX. – Experiments to determine the action of gases on the blood: oxygen, nitrogen, carbonic acid, chlorine / Lecture XXI. Pathology of dysentery / Lecture XXIV. – Theories of inflammation: explanation of its phenomena etc.

Enclosed Ephemera ‘Notes From the Editor’ 12-page booklet with introductory essay on Francois Magendie by Paul Fenton.

François Magendie, (born Oct. 6, 1783, Bordeaux, Fr.—died Oct. 7, 1855, Sannois), French experimental physiologist who was the first to prove the functional difference of the spinal nerves. His pioneer studies of the effects of drugs on various parts of the body led to the scientific introduction into medical practice of such compounds as strychnine and morphine. In 1822 he confirmed and elaborated the observation by the Scottish anatomist Sir Charles Bell (1811) that the anterior roots of the spinal nerves are motor in function, while the posterior roots serve to communicate sensory impulses.
Appointed professor of medicine at the Collège de France, Paris (1831), Magendie was one of the first to observe anaphylaxis (an exaggerated reaction by an animal to the injection into its blood of a foreign protein) when he found (1839) that rabbits able to tolerate a single injection of egg albumin often died following a second injection. Founder of the first periodical of experimental physiology, Journal de Physiologie Expérimentale (1821), Magendie greatly influenced the intellectual development of the renowned French physiologist Claude Bernard, one of his students (1841–43). Magendie was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 1821 and served as its president in 1837. (Encylopedia Britannica)

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Magendie, Lectures on the Blood – And of The Changes which It Undergoes During Disease.
Magendie, Lectures on the Blood – And of The Changes which It Undergoes During D
Magendie, Lectures on the Blood – And of The Changes which It Undergoes During D
Magendie, Lectures on the Blood – And of The Changes which It Undergoes During D