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WHARTON, Thomas (1614-1673). Adenographia: sive glandularum totius corporis descriptio. London: J.G, 1656.
8o (162 x 97 mm). 4 engraved plates inserted on tabs (library inkstamps on all plates, some browning and spotting to text throughout). Modern panelled calf antique, gilt spine. Provenance: Edinburgh Medical Society (inkstamp on plates).
FIRST EDITION. The first detailed description of the glands and classification into excretory, reductive, and nutrient glands. Wharton correctly described the function of saliva in mastication and digestion, and extended Harvey's description of the placenta. Garrison-Morton 1116; NLM/Krivatsy 12973; Wing W-1576; Norman 2228.
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