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1 BERNARD, Claude (1813-1873). Lecons sur la physiologie et la pathologie du systeme nerveux.
Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, etc., 1858. 1858 
At head of title: Cours de Medecine, du College de France. Two volumes. 207 x 142 mm. 8vo. viii, 520; [iv], 560 pp. 65; 12 figs.; lightly foxed. Contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards, cloth corners, gilt spine; rubbed, fore-edge bumped on Vol. I. Ownership signature of O. J. Raeder. Very good. FIRST EDITION. This work was the text for Bernard's course on the nervous system given at the College de France where he was professor of experimental physiology. Bernard's work in neuro-physiology includes the description of the origin and function of the chorda tympani, the cervical sympathetic system, and an examination of the vasomotor innervation of blood vessels. He also gives his description of "Horner's syndrome" (Garrison and Morton 1328) due to lesion of the cervical sympathetic, offering proof that the sympathetic governs the pupillary, vasomotor, sudomotor, and pilomotor functions. "He supported the thesis of Marshall Hall and MUller on the spinal reflexes.... Bernard also showed that the anterior or ventral root arises from ganglionic cells" McHenry. REFERENCES: Barchas Collection 172; Courville Collection 193; Cushing B319; Garrison and Morton 1399; Heirs of Hippocrates 1795; McHenry, Garrison's History of neurology, p. 201; Osler 1509; Reynolds Historical Library 458; Waller 957. First Edition. 
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2 BERNARD, Claude. Lecons de physiologie operatoire.
Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et fils; London: Bailliere, Tindall & Cox; Madrid: C. Bailly-Baillere, 1879. 1879 
At head of title: Cours de Medecine du College de France. 228 x 145 mm. 8vo. xvi, 624 pp. [including 10 pp. ads, numbered 615-624]. 116 figs. Original wrappers; edges neatly repaired. Untrimmed, partially opened. Very good. FIRST EDITION. "Bernard began work on this, his last book, in 1873 and did not quite finish the final corrections before his death. Utilizing, in part, a series of lectures he had given in 1859-1860, he brought them up to date, performed new experiments where necessary, and added new material to complete the work. Bernard had revised only twenty of the twenty-nine lectures in the book at the time of his death and it remained for his assistants Mathias Marie Duval (1844-1907) and Arsene d'Arsonval (1851-1940) to finish the work. Arranged in four parts, the treatise discusses general physiological processes, the techniques and methods used in experimental physiology, physiology of the circulatory system along with experimental pharmacology, and the physiology of the digestive system." Heirs of Hippocrates. "In this, his last work, Bernard showed himself 'the unapproachable master in the technique of experimental procedure' (Garrison)." Garrison and Morton. Cushing B317; Garrison and Morton 634; Heirs of Hippocrates 1801; Osler 1519; Waller 955. First Edition. 
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3 DELAUNAY, Paul-Marie (1878-1958). La Vie Médicale aux XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles.
Paris: Editions Hippocrate, 1935. 1935 
Series: Collection "Hippocrate". 8vo. 556 pp. Illustrations. Printed wrappers. Very good. 
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4 DIEULAFOY, Georges. Clinique medicale de l'Hotel-Dieu de Paris. V, 1905-1906. VI, 1909.
Paris: Masson, 1906-1910. 1906 
Two volumes (complete in themselves). 246 x 165 mm. 8vo. [iv], 318; [iv], 292 pp. Numerous figs. (some color) and plates (some color), analytical index to the entire series at the end of each volume. Quarter black and brown morocco, marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spine; hinges of Vol. VI tender, leather on both volumes rubbed. Bookplates of Herbert Charles Moffitt. Very good. 
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5 GUERIN, Alphonse (1817-1895). Elements de chirurgie operatoire ou traite pratique des operations.
Paris: F. Chamerot, 1858. 1858 
SECOND EDITION. 183 x 120 mm. [iv], iii, [1 blank], 641 pp. 293 figs. designed by Leveille and engraved in wood by Badoureau; paper browned, offsetting from figs. Contemporary quarter red morocco, marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spine, marbled end-leaves; rubbed. Bookplate of Alfred Heacock Whittaker. Good. 
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6 HAMBURGER, Jean. Medical Research in France During the War (1939-1945).
[Paris]: Editions Medicales Flammarion, 1947. 1947 
8vo. 306 pp. Plates, figs., tables. Printed wrappers. Very good. William Kenneth Livingston's (1892-1966) copy with his rubber stamps (including front cover). 
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7 LABARRAQUE, Antoine Germain (1777-1850). De l'emploi des chlorures d'oxide de sodium et de chaux.
[Paris]: (Madame Huzard, 1825). 1825 Signed
196 x 127 mm. 8vo. 48 pp. Tears at page 47 repaired with only minor loss of text, some staining and spotting on various leaves. Modern marbled wrappers. Housed in a cloth clam-shell box, red gilt-stamped leather label on spine of box. Bookplate of Haskell Norman. INSCRIBED by the author to Pierre Adolph Piorry. Very good. SCARCE. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO PIERRE ADOLPHE PIORRY. The first disinfecting agent. Privately printed account of Labarraque's use of alkali hypochlorite as a disinfectant, using sodium hypochlorite solution ("Labarraque's liquid"). After Scheele isolated chlorine in 1774, French chemists sought to find practical applications for hypochlorite. Labarraque, a pharmacist, introduced the use of alkali hypochlorite as a disinfectant, using sodium hypochlorite solution in 1822. Three years later, after publishing accounts of the liquid's use in the Archives generales de medecine and an 1823 pamphlet entitled Prefecture de police, Labarraque issued this privately printed memoir. Labarraque's solution was the first disinfecting agent, and its application represents the first use of antisepsis in surgery. English translation 1825. Apparently all copies were issued without a title-page. PROVENANCE: Inscribed on the first page: "A Mr. Piorry Dr. Medn. de la part de l'auteur." Pierre Adolph Piorry (1794-1879) introduced the percussor and the pleximeter in 1826. See: Garrison and Morton 2675. Garrison and Morton 5633; Haskell Norman Library 1245; Partington, History of chemistry, III, p. 509; Wangensteen & Wangensteen, Rise of surgery, p. 319; Wellcome, III, p. 422 (shows a printed cover not present here). First Edition. 
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8 LIEUTAUD, Joseph (1703-1780). Essais anatomiques, contenant l'histoire exacte de toutes les parties qui composent le corps de l'homme; avec la maniere de les décourvrir & les démontrer; ornés de figures....
Paris: Chez D'Houry, Guillyn, P. F. Didot, 1766. 1766 
207 x 132 mm. 8vo. [iv], xxii, [2], 730, xxvi pp. Title-page vignette, headpieces, decorative initials, tailpieces, 6 engraved folding plates. Full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands, red leather spine label, gilt spine, all edges marbled, marbled end-leaves; leather on top cover scuffed. Very good. NOUVELLE ÉDITION, revised and enlarged. "Pathological anatomy in France is said to begin with Lieutaud, physician to Kings Louis XV and XVI. This practical text of anatomy stresses the clinical implications of various structures and has been called the first surgical anatomy. Lieutaud is especially known for his descriptions of the heart and its cavities and the structure of the urinary bladder, as well as for numerous corrections of anatomical errors." Heirs of Hippocrates. Blake, NLM, p. 271; Garrison and Morton 396 (1st ed., 1742); Heirs of Hippocrates 863 (1st ed., 1742); Waller 5815 (1st ed., 1742); Wellcome, III, p. 516. First Edition. 
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9 MONTAIGU, Louis Cyprien Piot de (1751-1832), et al. Observations des medecins de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Paris, sur une reclamation faite au nom de l'Ecole de Medecine, aupres de Son Excellence le Ministre de l'Interieur, contre l'enseignement clinicque des Hôpitaux de Paris, et particulierement contre celui qu'exercent à l'Hôtel-Dieu les medicins attaches à cet etablissement.
[Paris]: (Adrien Egron, 1818). 1818 Signed
217 x 141 mm. 8vo. 17 pp. Self-wraps. Uncut. Some light foxing, else fine. Six doctors make the case for building a new medical clinic at l'Hôtel-Dieu de Paris intended to serve all the hospitals of the city. Joseph Claude Anthelme Recamier (1774-1852) and Marie Antoine Petit (1762-1840) have been identified by the Wellcome catalogue as having signed the document. Louis Cyprien Piot de Montaigu, whose name appears first on the list of doctors signing this document, was an associate of Jean Baptiste Langlois, with whom he contributed one known piece; otherwise RLIN shows nothing written by him. Wellcome, IV, p. 159, 303, 344, 485. 
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