Leiden: Gysbertum Langerak & Theodorum Lucht, 1738.
2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003746
8vo (215 x 140 mm). , 224,  pp., folding engraved plate, title printed in red and black, woodcut initials. Original card boards, xylographic paper over spine, hand-lettered paper label, original endpapers, all pages uncut (minor dust soiling of covers, rubbing to extremities). Text browned througout (title stronger), occasional minor spotting. Still very good, unsophisticated copy. ----
SECOND EDITION (first published in London 1703). Humphrey Ridley (1653-1708), an anatomist and physician who followed the research of Willis, Vieussens, and Galen, left only two works to posterity: his Anatomy of the Brain, and this work which details a variety of medical conditions and their treatments, relating hydrophobia and asthma. It also contains an important essay on the fetal heart including a plate with detailed illustratation. Ridley's studies, conducted on cadavers executed by hanging, gave him unprecedented insight into venous drainage and the lymphatic system, which had not been so closely perceived by his predecessors. Through his dissections, Ridley was able to build on the collective knowledge of neuroanatomy and shed new light on brain structure and function. All editions are very rare. References (all for 1st edition): ESTC T117612; Russell 702; Wellcome b12192302. - Visit our website to see more images!
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