12 text illus. xxvii, 404 pp. 8vo, orig. crushed blue morocco, gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt, red morocco lettering pieces on spine, t.e.g. [Park Ridge, Illinois: Wood Library-Museum, 1989]. First edition of this new translation by Dr. Raymond Fink, specially bound for trustees of the Wood Library. "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. Excellent copy. Inscribed by the translator to Charles Tandy. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5478)
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