Publisher Information: Tubingen: 1814.
Gmelin, Christian Gottlob (1792-1860). Dissertatio inauguralis medico-chemica sistens analysin renum hominis, vaccae et felis. 46, pp. Tübingen: Typis Fuesianis, 1814. Original plain wrappers, a few water-spots on front wrapper. Fine copy. Stamp of the Ludwig collection, formed by physiologist Carl Ludwig (1816-95), on front wrapper and title; also stamp of neuroanatomist Lewis H. Weed (1886-1952).
First Edition of Gmelin’s inaugural dissertation, a medico-chemical analysis of human, bovine and feline kidneys. Gmelin, a cousin of the famous German chemist Leopold Gmelin, was professor of chemistry and pharmacy at the University of Tübingen; he is best known for being one of the first to invent a process for the artificial manufacture of ultramarine blue pigment, and for being the first to observe that lithium salts burn with a bright red flame. This copy of Gmelin’s dissertation is from the library formed by Carl F. W. Ludwig (see numerous Garrison-Morton.com references), the first professor of physiology at the University of Leipzig and founder of the physiological institute that now bears his name. The copy was later owned by neuroanatomist Lewis H. Weed, director of the Johns Hopkins Medical School from 1929-46; Weed discovered the origin of the cerebrospinal fluid and mapped its circulation (see Garrison-Morton.com 1439).Book Id: 32536