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John Mayow Medico-Physical Works: A Translation of the Tractatus Quinque Medico-Physici Printe in the Sheldonian Theatre in 1674, Reissued by Permission of the Alembic Club of Edinburgh to Commemorate the Experiments by which Mayow, of Wadham College and Afterwards Fellow of All Souls College in Oxford, First Proved Air to be a Mixture of Two Kinds of Gases, the One Spiritus Nitro-Aeureus (=Oxygen) Necessary Both for Combustion and for Respiration, and Another (+Nitrogen) Incapable of Supporting Combustion and Respiration.

By John Mayow

1926

Old Ashmolean : Oxford

7.5" by 5"

xxiii, [3pp], 331pp, [16pp]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A rebound publisher's presentation copy of a translation of John Mayow's advanced research on respiration.

This work is Mayow's important treatise on respiration, describing the role of intercostal muscles in breathing, on respiration of fetus in utero, and the first description of mitral stenosis. Mayow's work was much advanced for this time, and for this reason his work remained largely forgotten. This was until modern science made further strides, and his work was again discovered in a library. Mayow was a chemist and physician in the mid seventeenth century, and he is best known for his early research into respiration and air. Publisher's presentation copy, with a letter tipped in to the front of the book from Robert Gunther. Gunther founded the Museum of the History of Science in the Old Ashmolean building in Oxford. Bookplate to the front pastedown belonging to D'Arcy Power. Power was a British surgeon and medical historian. He contributed articles on famous surgeons to the 'Dictionary of National Biography'. With the original dustwrapper bound in to the rear. With a frontispiece, two folding maps and four plates.

CONDITION

Rebound in a full morocco binding. Externally, generally smart. Patches of rubbing to the joints and to the raised bands, resulting in a little loss to the head of the spine. A little light marking to the boards. Bumping to the extremities has resulted in a little loss. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Publisher's letter tipped in to the recto of one of the front blanks. Original dustwrapper bound in to the rear, resulting in a little discolouration to the facing pages. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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