Edinburgh: for William Creech, T. Cadell, P. Elmsley, J. Murray and T. Longman, 1783.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Very Good. Item #003488
4to (465 x 291 mm).  [v], vi-x,  2-176 pp., 50 engraved illustrations on 41 plates (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*, VIII** and XXVI*, but without the half-title as usual. Contemporary cloth backed boards, spine with ink-lettered paper label, blue-sprinkled edges (joints partially split with some minor chipping near spine ends, corners scuffed, extremities bumbed and rubbed). Light even browning, some minor pale spotting, F2 with short marginal tear repaired. Provenance: James Tait Goodrich. ----
Norman 1538; NLM/Blake, p.309; Garrison-Morton-Norman 1385; Heirs of Hippocrates 1010; Russell 610; Waller 6645. - FIRST EDITION of this important study of the anatomy of the brain, in which the author explained his discovery of the communication between the lateral ventricles of the human brain with each other and the third ventricle, the "foramen of Monro."
"Monro secundus, trained in anatomy by his father, was perhaps the greatest of the three Monros and, like his father, was a gifted and popular teacher as well as a distinguished physician. He received his medical degree at Edinburgh in 1755 and later studied with Hunter in London, Albinus in Leiden, and Meckel the Elder in Berlin. He is best known for his discovery of the foramen of Monro and for an incomplete description of the lymphatic system. This massive text and atlas on human and comparative neurology is Monro's greatest work. The plates, though artistically sterile, are clear and accurate while the text contains a number of important descriptions, among them the interventricular foramen between the lateral and third ventricles (the foramen of Monro)." (Heirs of Hippocrates). - Visit our website to see more images!
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