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Dissertatio medica. . . de testibus et de semine in variis animalibus
Monro, Alexander

Publisher Information: Edinburgh: G. Hamilton, 1755.

Monro, Alexander (1733-1817), secundus. Dissertatio medica inauguralis, de testibus et de semine in variis animalibus. 8vo. [4], 90pp. 5 folding engraved plates. Edinburgh: G. Hamilton & J. Balfour, 1755. 205 x 126 mm. Modern half calf in period style, a.e.g. Original stab-holes present, occasional minor soiling, but very good. With Monro's presentation inscription "A Monsr. Du Hamel," on front flyleaf.

First Edition of Monro secundus's M.D. thesis, a study of the comparative anatomy of testes and seminal vesicles. Monro secundus received his medical degree the year following his appointment, at the tender age of 21, as professor of anatomy at Edinburgh University, a post he initially shared with his father Monro primus; he occupied Edinburgh's chair of anatomy for the next 63 years.

Monro may have presented this copy of his thesis to Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782), the French botanist, agriculturalist and chemist, whom Monro possibly met during his visit to Paris shortly after obtaining his degree. Cole I, 1655.

Edition: 1st edition

Book Id: 10807

Price: $1,500.00

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