Observations on the Structure and Functions of the Nervous System.
London: W Creech & J. Johnson, 1783.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. Very Good. Item #002690
Large folio (505 x 310 mm).  [v], vi-x, , 2-176 pp.; 50 engraved plates (on 41 sheets, 3 folding) drawn by Thomas Donaldson, Alexander Battoni and A. Fyfe; and engraved by Donaldson, Battoni and G. Cameron. With the three 'bis' plates, nos VIII* & ** and XXVI*, without half-title as usual. All leaves untrimmed. 19th-century brown half morocco, rubbed. Text and plates little browned and spotted, several leaves with edge fraying and soiling of outer margins, a few pencil notes, closed tear in title-page repaired on vrso. Provenance: London Hospital Medical Collection (deaccession stamp on rear pastedown dated Nov. 1965, a few ink stamps elswhere). Still very good, untrimmed and unpressed copy. ----
NLM/Blake, p.309; Norman 1538; Heirs of Hippocrates 634; Garrison-Morton 1385; Wellcome IV, p.156. - FIRST EDITION. A study of the interior and exterior anatomy of the brain. Monro described - though not entirely correctly - the intraventricular foramen between the lateral and third ventricles (later named after the author). He also concluded that nerve function was not dependent on electricity. The most important work of the greatest member of the Monro medical dynasty. - Visit our website for additional images and information.
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