Bichat, Marie Francois Xavier.
Title Recherches Physiologiques sur la Vie et la Mort... Troisieme Edition.
Publisher Paris: Chez Brosson et Gabon, Ann. XIII-1805.
Seller ID 4259bd
Octavo, full polished calf (hardcover, leather), calf labels, blind-stamped decorations to spine, xx, 347 pp. Bichat, the French anatomist and pathologist, is best known as the Father of Histology. For his research in this particular work, he obtained permission to examine recently guillontined bodies in order to perform his experiments and propose his theories of the relationships of the brain, heart, and lungs in violent or sudden death. Third edition of Garrison & Morton (5th) 597. Very Good, bearing the bookplate of David Gibson, M.D.