Medicine 29; Heirs of Hippocrates 472; NLM/Krivatsy 4818; Norman 911; Wellcome III, p. 126; Wing G-853. " /> GLISSON, Francis (1597?-1677). <I>Anatomia hepatis. Cui premittantur quaedam ad rem anatomicam universe spectantia</I>. London: Du Gard for Octavian Pullein, 1654. 8<V>o (158 x 110 mm). 2 folding engraved plates, 1 engraving in text, woodcut text illustrations, head- and tail-pieces and initials (tiny tear to fold on plate facing p. 292, just crossing image; occasional spotting and finger-soiling). Modern black morocco antique. FIRST EDITION of Glisson's classic work on the liver, in which the author advocates very advanced anatomical techniques, including the use of the microscope and the injection of colored fluids. "The first accurate description of the capsule of the liver (Glisson's capsule) and its blood-supply. He also described the sphincter of the bile-duct ('Glisson's sphincter')". (Garrison-Morton-Norman 972); Grolier <I>Medicine</I> 29; Heirs of Hippocrates</I> 472; NLM/Krivatsy 4818; Norman 911; Wellcome III, p. 126; Wing G-853. | Christie's