Urbana:: University of Illinois Press, 1959., 1959. Series: Univ. of Illinois History of Science Society, 1. 8vo. xxvi, , 48 pp. Two-tone olive-grey and black gilt-stamped cloth. Very good. A facsimile reprint of the 1803 edition. Young's medical thesis from the University of Edinburgh. "Young, one of the first American experimental physiologists, showed the solvent principle in the gastric juice to be an acid, but wrongly inferred that it was phosphoric acid. He also deduced the association and synchrony between gastric juice and saliva." See: Garrison and Morton 982. "In one year from the time he graduated, he died in Hagerstown, June 8, 1804, in the twenty-second year of his age. A tradition in his family states that the cause of his death, as well as that of his sisters, was tuberculosis." – Howard A. Kelly, American Medical Biographies. (Inventory #: SEG1205)
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