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MÜLLER, J[ohannes].
Elements of Physiology.

Translated from the German, With Notes, by WILLIAM BALY.

Description:
pp. xxxviii, 848; (ii), 849-1715, (i) Errata, 22 Appendix, (vi). 4 engraved plates, 255 + V text woodcuts. Half calf and marbled boards, rubbed at spine ends and edges and corners, half titles discarded by the binder, a good set.

*GARRISON-MORTON #601 for the first edition, in German, 1837-1840 - 'Muller introduced two new elements into physiology - the psychological and the comparative. For the first time the existing knowledge of comparative chemistry and physics was brought to bear upon physiological problems. Muller was the first to describe the excretory system of the glands as an independent system of tubes, noting that the blood-vessels formed only a capillary network. The Handbuch was the first great text-book of physiology in the nineteenth centuury.' This particular set is curiously made up - the title page to volume two is dated 1837 and has the volume number and the subject matter pasted onto the leaf. There is nothing below these paste-ons and this title is probably that for the first issue of the first part of v.I, the only English title-page of that date. See WELLCOME IV, page 194.

Taylor and Walton. London.

Date Published: 1838-1837. First edition in English. 2 volumes. 8vo.

Stock No. 54806

Price: 450.00

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