Publisher Information: Edinburgh: G. Hamilton & J. Balfour, 1755.
Monro, Alexander secundus (1733-1817). Dissertatio medica inauguralis, de testibus et de semine in variis animalibus. 8vo. , 90pp. 5 folding engraved plates, with faint stamp of Birmingham Medical Institute. Edinburgh: G. Hamilton & J. Balfour, 1755. 191 x 124 mm. Modern boards. Very good to fine.
First Edition of Monro secundus’s very rare M.D. thesis, a study of the comparative anatomy of testes and seminal vesicles, and unusually well illustrated for an Edinburgh dissertation from this period. Monro secundus, considered the greatest of the Monro dynasty, received his medical degree the year following his appointment, at the tender age of 21, as professor of anatomy at Edinburgh University, a post he initially shared with his father, Alexander Monro primus; he occupied Edinburgh’s chair of anatomy for the next 63 years. All in all, the Monro dynasty—from primus to tertius—taught anatomy at Edinburgh University for 126 years. Cole I, 1655.Book Id: 46291