De la Generation des Vers dans le Corps de l'Homme - Tome Second (only)

By: Andry de Bois-Regard, Nicolas

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Vol. 2; De la nature et des especes de cette maladie; des moyens de s'en preserver et de la guerir. Troisiemme edition, considérablement augmentée, & formant un ouvrage nouveau. Volume 2 only. Contents clean and tight in contemporary 18th century full mottled calf binding with five raised bands at spine and extensive gilt decorative stamping in compartments, leather titles label at spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges red. Leather beginning to split at hinge, but text still securely bound, wear at corners and spine ends. Bibliotheca Walleriana, 417; Heirs of Hippocrates, 451. Nicolas Andry de Bois-Regard (1658 – 1742) was a French physician and writer. He played a significant role in the early history of both parasitology and orthopedics. This work,considered the first text on parasitology, is an account of Andry's experiments with the microscope, building on the earlier work of van Leeuwenhoek. Unlike Leeuwenhoek, Andry's experiments led him to believe that the microorganisms he called "worms" were responsible for smallpox and other diseases. He was among the first physicians to discount the notion of spontaneous generation and put forth the notion that disease entered the body from outside sources, in some cases foods.

Title: De la Generation des Vers dans le Corps de l'Homme - Tome Second (only)

Author Name: Andry de Bois-Regard, Nicolas

Categories: French Language and Literature, 18th Century, Antiquarian Books, Science and History of Science, Medicine and Medical History,

Edition: Third Edition

Publisher: Paris, La Veuve Alix : Lambert & Durand: 1741

Binding: Full Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 12mo

Seller ID: 40287

Keywords: Parasitology Early medical texts Worms in Human body Micro-organisms Van Leeuwenhoek