1722 · Paris
by Sanctorius [Santorio Santorio]
Paris: Claude Jombert, 1722. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown calf. Very good. 119 pages [*7,A8-O8]. 13 1/2 x 9 cm. Engraved frontispiece. Italian physiologist, physician and professor, Santorio initiated his medical practice in Venice, 1599, where he became part of a learned circle that included Galileo. He invented a device he called the "pulsilogium" for measuring the pulse which was the first machine sytstem in medical history. His most famous experiments involve the study of bodily weight. This work made him famous throughout Europe. He was the first to apply a numerical scale to the thermoscope, which later evolved into the thermometer [see: PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 182]. Raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt, red leather spine label printed in gilt, marbled boards, bookplate, backstrip worn head and foot, front cover joint cracked but firm.
(Inventory #: 18202)