Publisher Information: Paris: Bailliere, 1856.
Bernard, Claude (1813-78). Memoire sur le pancreas et sur le role du suc pancreatique dans les phenomenes digestifs. . . . 190pp. 9 lithographed plates (4 hand-colored) on 5 sheets. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere, 1856. 270 x 213 mm. Original printed stiff wrappers, cloth spine, somewhat foxed. Some light foxing but a fine copy.
First Edition in Book Form. G-M 1000.1 (journal article). 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. Bernard's monograph was published the same year as a paper in the Suppl. C. R. Acad. Sci. (Paris) 1 (1856), pp. 379-563. The book-form edition that we offer here was very small. Grmek 163. Norman 202. Norman, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine 67b. Olmsted & Olmsted, Bernard, pp. 54-59.Book Id: 34756