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BRUNNER, Johann Conrad (1653-1727). Experimenta nova circa pancreas. Accedit diatribe de lympha & genuino pancreatis usu. Amsterdam: Henr. Wetstenium, 1683.
8o (154 x 98 mm). Engraved frontispiece, 4 engraved plates (2 folding). (Title patched affecting one letter of author's name, dampstain on frontispiece.) Contemporary vellum. Provenance: Some underlining and marginal notes in red pencil.
RARE FIRST EDITION of this pioneering work on internal secretion. Through his experiments on the pancreas in dogs, extracting the pancreatic juices and extirpating portions of the organ in living animals, Brunner came close to discovering pancreatic diabetes. Garrison-Morton 3927; NLM/Krivatsy 1886; Wellcome II, p.258; Norman 362.
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