Several text illus. vii, 536 pp. 8vo, cont. green morocco-backed marbled boards (joints rubbed), spine gilt. Paris: J.B. Baillière & fils, 1875. First edition of "a landmark in the history of the development of anesthesia, for Bernard did some basic work on the physiological effects of anesthetic drugs, pointed out the dangers of such drugs, and advocated the use of pre-anesthetic depressants such as morphine."-Heirs of Hippocrates 1798. "As early as 1864 Bernard discovered that chloroform anesthesia could be prolonged and intensified by the injection of morphine."-Garrison-Morton 5673. Nice copy. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5400)
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