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23 April 2008
MORGAGNI, Giovanni Battista (1682-1771). De sedibus et causis morborum per anatomen indagatis libri quinque. Venice: Remondini, 1761. 2 volumes in one, 2° (374 x 231mm). Title of volume I printed in red and black, engraved title-vignettes, portrait by J. Renard (margins a little browned, a little waterstaining in upper margins at the end). Modern old-style calf.
FIRST EDITION OF 'ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORKS IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE. Morgagni was the true founder of modern pathological anatomy' (Garrison-Morton). Morgagni, professor of anatomy at Padua, used evidence from his experience and records of some 700 post-mortem dissections, to establish a procedure of basing diagnosis and treatment on a detailed knowledge of the anatomical conditions of common diseases, or a classification of symptoms rather than diseases. The work includes a number of descriptions of new diseases, many of which have remained classics until recent times. Dibner 125; Heirs of Hippocrates 792; Blake p.312; PMM 206; Norman 1547; Garrison-Morton 2276, 2734, 2885; Grolier Medicine 46.
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