Publisher Information: Leiden: Wishof, 1745.
Lieberkuhn, Johann Nathanael (1711-56). Dissertatio anatomico-physiologica de fabrica et actione villorum intestinorum tenuium hominis. 4to. , 36pp. 3 engraved plates. Leiden: Conrad & Georg. Jac. Wishof, 1745. 263 x 204 mm. Original plain wrappers, light wear to spine. Scattered foxing, light browning, otherwise fine.
First Edition. Garrison-Morton 978. Lieberkuhn, a student of Albinus and Boerhaave, was one of the most important German anatomists of his day. The present work contains his classic description of "Lieberkuhn's glands" or "crypts," simple tubular glands in the mucosa of the small intestine; these organs were first observed by Malpighi in 1688. Rare on the market, with no auction records over the past 30+ years. Hirsch. Book Id: 38373