Paris: Ballière et Fils, 1879. First edition. Original Wraps. First edition. 8vo (23 x 14 cm). Original printed gray wrappers. Housed in leather back clamshell box. Collation: xvi, 614, 615-624 (advs.) + 116 figures intercalated in text, some colored. This copy is in very good condition with only a few minor chips on covers resulting in loss on top of front cover and lower outside corner of rear cover. Internal condition is excellent for this uncut and unopened copy. Very Good +. Item #0000154
This is the last work by Bernard and represents lectures that he delivered in the academic year of 1859-1860, as a course in medicine at the College of France. The first 20 lectures were collected and published by Mathias Duval, the remaining 9 lectures had been published first in English by P. Ball and had been retranslated into French by Gaston Decaisine (Grmek) "Arranged in four parts, the treatise discusses general physiological processes, the techniques and methods used in experimental physiology, physiology of the circulatory system along with experimental phyarmacology, and the physiology of the digestive system." (Heirs) (Garrison and Morton 634; Grmek p. 319 #53; Heirs of Hippocrates 1801; Osler 1519; Waller 955).