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1 ADAMS, Joseph. On the digestion of the stomach after death. In: Medical and Physical Journal, Vols. XXVII and XXVIII.
London: 1809-1810. 1809 
8vo. pp. 399-413. AS IS. 
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2 BEAUMONT, William. [Excerpts from] Experiments and observations on the gastric juice, and the physiology of digestion. Plattsburgh, 1833.
Wayne, NJ: Lederle Laboratories, 1988. 1988 
Thin 8vo. 29, (125)-280 pp. Tan cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, printed paper wrapper. Fine. 
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3 BRUNTON, T. Lauder. On Disorders of Digestion: Their Consequences and Treatment.
London and New York: Macmillan, 1888. 1888 
Fourth printing. 8vo. xvi, 389 pp. Illustrations, figs., index; library stamp on half-title. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; spine ends frayed. Good. 
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4 CANNON, Walter B. The Mechanical Factors of Digestion.
London & New York: Edward Arnold; Longmans, Green, 1911. 1911 
Series: International Medical Monographs. 8vo. xi, 227, [ads] 4 pp. 37 figs., index. Red blind and gilt-stamped cloth; extremities worn, hinges tight. Generally very good. This is the first volume issued in this series. “Professor Cannon initiated the method of studying the movements of the bowels by means of the Röntgen rays, and all subsequent researches have been based on his discoveries.” “He was one of the first researchers to mix salts of heavy metals (including bismuth subnitrate, bismuth oxychloride, and barium sulfate) into foodstuffs in order to improve the contrast of X-ray images of the digestive tract.” This resulted in the barium meal. See: Walter Bradford Cannon: Reflections on the Man and His Contributions, International Journal of Stress Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1994. 
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5 PAVLOV, Ivan Petrovitch. Le Travail des Glandes Digestives; Lecons du Professeur I. P. Pavlov. Traduction Francaise V. Pachon et J. Sabrazes.
Paris: Masson, 1901. 1901 
FIRST FRENCH EDITION. 8vo. x, 287 pp. Illustrations, bibliography. Early beige cloth, new leather spine label, marbled edges. Bookplate of noted collector Marcus Crahan. Scarce. Handsome copy. First edition in French. "Pavlov made perhaps the greatest contribution to our knowledge of the physiology of digestion. Especially notable was his method of producing gastric and pancreatic fistulae for the purpose of his experiments." – Garrison-Morton 1022 (citing 1st Russian ed., 1897). This French translation contains a new preface by Pavlov, as well as an additional ninth Lecon (pp. 243-84). See Grolier, Medicine 85. Grolier, Science 83; Norman 1664; Heirs of Hippocrates 2129; Lilly, p. 241; Dibner 135; Printing and the Mind of Man 385. First Edition. 
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6 SPALLANZANI, L’Abbe. Experiences sur la digestion de l’homme et de differentes especes d’animaux ... avec des considerations ... par Jean Senebier. Nouvelle edition.
A Lausanne, Chez Mourer, Cadet, 1785. 1785 
166 x 105 mm. 12mo. ccxviii, 336 pp. Early quarter brown calf, gilt spine, marbled boards, marbled edges; lightly rubbed. Fine. FRENCH TRANSLATION, first issued in Italian in 1780, of Spallanzani’s (1729-1799) work on digestion; the first French edition was issued in Geneva in 1783. It was later translated into English (London, 1784, 1789). "Spallanzani confirmed earlier doctrines of the solvent property of the gastric juice and discovered the action of the saliva in digestion. He stated that gastric juice can act outside the body and can prevent or inhibit putrefaction. He obtains gastric juice by tying a sponge on a piece of string, then allowing it to be swallowed...." - Garrison and Morton. Blake, NLM, 427; Cushing S345; DSB, XII, p. 558; Garrison and Morton 981 (1780 1st ed.); Heirs of Hippocrates 985; Hirsch, V, pp. 353-354; Norman 21:429; Osler 1218; Waller 9100. First Edition. 
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7 STARLING, Ernest Henry (1866-1927) Mercers Company Lectures on recent advances in the physiology of digestion delivered in the Michaelmas Term, 1905, in the Physiological Department of University College, London
Chicago: W. T. Keener 1906 1906146147x14 hardcover 2 
Chicago:: W. T. Keener. 1906. hardcover. 2. 8vo. x, 156 pp. 13 figs., bibliog., index. Navy cloth, gilt spine; lightly rubbed, inner hinge cracked. Ownership signatures. Very good. . FIRST EDITION of the first series of ten lectures on the physiology of digestion delivered at University College in 1906 in recognition of a large gift from the Mercers Company to support the work of the Physiological Department. Ernest Starling was one of leading physiologists of his time, and wrote many books and papers, including the Principles of human physiology, the classical English physiological text-book of its time. DNB. His work as an original investigator is immortalized in ten Garrison and Morton references, including Garrison and Morton 1024, introduction of the term hormone in the 1905 Croonian Lecture. He succeeded Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schfer as Jodrell Professor at University College, London. Cordasco 00-5460; Heirs of Hippocrates 2254. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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