Thèse…Recherches Chimiques et Physiologiques sur l'Erythroxylum Coca du Pérou et la Cocaïne
first editionOne lithographic plate & several tables & graphs in the text. 4 p.l., 92 pp. Small 4to, modern paper wrappers. Paris:
by MORENO Y MAIZ, Thomas
One lithographic plate & several tables & graphs in the text. 4 p.l., 92 pp. Small 4to, modern paper wrappers. Paris: A. Parent, 1868. First edition of the first experimental study of cocaine. "For this 1868 doctoral dissertation, Moréno y Maïz, a former Peruvian army surgeon, conducted the first experimental studies on cocaine. He suggests that cocaine has a sensory paralyzing effect and that it could be used as a local anesthetic. The paper is one of the earliest studies on the pharmacology of cocaine, and one of the earliest suggesting its properties as a local anesthetic."-Sim, The Heritage of Anesthesia, p. 108. Moreno y Maiz, for his doctoral thesis in Paris, studied the coca leaf and its byproduct, cocaine. The present work comprehensively describes both the coca leaf and the drug. It also details the experiments in which he injects frogs and rats with cocaine. On page 77, Moreno y Maiz writes in a footnote (translated): "Might we be able to use it as a local anesthetic? It is impossible to say after so few experiments; it is for the future to decide." The work influenced future writings on the subject, including Sigmund Freud who in his Über Coca cites Moreno y Maiz several times. Fine copy. ❧ Garrison-Morton 1868.
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