Memoire sur le pancreas et sur le role du suc pancreatique dans les phenomenes digestifs...
BERNARD, Claude (1813-78). Memoire sur le pancreas et sur le role du suc pancrČatique dans les phenomenes digestifs. . . . In Suppl. C. R. Acad. Sci. (Paris) 1 (1856): 379-563 pp. 9 lithographed plates (4 hand-colored) on 5 sheets. [Paris, 1856] 283 x 226 mm. Original paste paper wrappers, spine worn & splitting, fore-edges a bit frayed.
First Edition, journal issue. Garrison-Morton 1000.1. The final and most complete statement of Bernard's first major physiological discovery-the role of the pancreas in digestion, particularly its function in the breakdown and absorption of fats. Bernard was the first to demonstrate that pancreatic juice acted upon fats by a saponification process; i.e., the breakdown of fats into fatty acids and glycerine. A very small number of copies of Bernard's Memoire were published in book form the same year. DSB. Grmek 163. Olmsted & Olmsted, Bernard, pp. 54-59.
Edition: 1st edition
Book Id: 2495