Publisher Information: 1862. First edition.
Hoppe-Seyler, Felix (1825-95). Ueber das Verhalten des Blutfarbstoffes im Spectrum des Sonnenlichtes. In Archiv für pathologischen Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medicin 23 (1862): 446-49. Whole volume. iv, 596pp. 7 lithograph plates. 210 x 132 mm. Half cloth c. 1862, some wear at extremities and corners. Light toning, but very good. 19th century bookplate of the Medical Library of the New York State Lunatic Asylum.
First Edition, journal issue. Hoppe-Seyler was the first to describe the optical absorption spectrum of purified red blood pigment, which he named hemoglobin. He described hemoglobin's two distinctive absorption bands, and confirmed that hemoglobin contains iron. The present paper introduced the new spectroscope of Bunsen and Kirchhoff into medical chemistry. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Garrison-Morton 870.Book Id: 40602