Lecons sur les Anesthesiques et sur l'Asphyxie.
1875 · Paris:
by BERNARD, Claude (1813-1878).
Paris:: J.-B. Bailliere, 1875., 1875. 8vo. vii, 536 pp. Illustrations. Quarter brown morocco with marbled boards, gilt-stamped spine title with raised bands, original printed wrappers bound in. Fine. FIRST EDITION. A very nice copy. "It was Magendie's illustrious pupil, Claude Bernard, however, to whom we are indebted for basic work in this field. Bernard, realizing that the successful practice of medicine must be based on sound physiological principles, carried his research into all possible lines. It was his good fortune to be working at the time that anesthesia had become accepted as a necessary and a desirable part of the practice of surgery. . . Bernard tried hard to place anesthesiology on a scientific basis and his monograph can be considered a landmark." [Keys]. "This monograph is 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]. GM 5673; Heirs of Hippocrates No. 1798; Keys, History of Surgical Anesthesia, p. 71; Waller 959. (Inventory #: M11541)