Memoire sur le vomissement. With: De l'influence de l'emetique sur l'homme
(1) Mémoires sur le vomissement. . . . , 48pp. (2) De l’influence de l’émétique sur l’homme et les animaux. . . . 62pp. 2 items in 1, 8vo. Paris: Crochard, 1813. 203 x 125 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Light toning and foxing, otherwise fine.
First Separate Editions. No. (1) is the very rare offprint of Magendie’s classic description of the physiology of vomiting (G-M 985), still consulted by modern physiologists and mentioned in modern textbooks. No. (2) is the equally rare offprint of Magendie’s report on his continuing experiments with emetics. Magendie proved, against the then-current theory of Haller, that the stomach was passive, not active, in vomiting. This is essentially correct; however, Magendie failed to observe the active role of the pyloric end of the stomach in his account. Olmsted, Magendie, pp. 51-53; he does not cite these offprints in his bibliography.
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