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BERNARD, Claude (1813-1878). Introduction  l'tude de la mdecine exprimentale. Paris: Typ. et str. de Crt (Corbeil) for J.B. Baillire et fils, 1865.
BERNARD, Claude (1813-1878). Introduction l'tude de la mdecine exprimentale. Paris: Typ. et str. de Crt (Corbeil) for J.B. Baillire et fils, 1865.

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BERNARD, Claude (1813-1878). Introduction l'tude de la mdecine exprimentale. Paris: Typ. et str. de Crt (Corbeil) for J.B. Baillire et fils, 1865.

8o (222 x 140 mm). 8 leaves of publisher's advertisements (2 bound in front, 6 in back), one dated May 1863 and one dated October 1864. (Occasional light foxing.) Untrimmed in original gray printed wrappers (separating at ends of joints, small piece missing at tail of spine); gray cloth box. Provenance: M. Lorquet (author's presentation inscription on half-title).

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY OF BERNARD'S MOST INFLUENTIAL WORK. The systematic animal experimentation to which Bernard devoted his career resulted in significant discoveries in the areas of nervous physiology, the mechanisms of poisoning and the physiology of digestion. While these discoveries were first described in technical papers and lectures, the present work offered Bernard's "own personal analysis of the scientific method" (PMM). Intended as the introduction to a multi-volume work that was never finished, this "masterly justification and exposition of the use of the experimental method in studying life phenomena has remained a classic of both scientific and philosophical literature" (Norman).

The Crt imprint of this copy indicates that it is a first impression of Introduction l'tude de la mdecine exprimentale. According to Norman, later impressions were printed by E. Martinet.

En franais dans le texte 288; Garrison-Morton 1766.501; Grmek 29; Grolier/Horblit 11b; Heirs of Hippocrates 1797; Osler 1511; PMM 353; Waller 951; Norman 206.
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Please note that the first dated publisher's advertisement is dated May 1865, not 1863 as stated in the catalogue.
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