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WINSLOW, Jakob Benignus [1669-1760].
Exposition Anatomique De La Structure Du Corps Humain.
Paris: Guillaume Desprez & Jean Desessartz, 1732..
4to. pp. xxx, 740, [4]errata, [4]. 4 folding engraved plates. woodcut ornaments & initials. printer's device on title. text in double columns. contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt back (light wear to binding, small wormhole in upper front joint, occasional light foxing). First Edition of the most influential treatise on anatomy of the eighteenth century. "[Winslow's] Exposition is distinguished as being the first book on descriptive anatomy to discard physiological details and hypothetical explanations foreign to the subject. He did much to condense and systematize the anatomical knowledge of his time." (Garrison & Morton) This is especially notable with regard to such matters as the origin, insertion, and nomenclature of the different muscles. In neurology (treated here in section VI), Winslow was responsible for designating the ganglion chain 'the grand sympathetic nerve', and the smaller branches 'the lesser sympathetic', terms which are still in use. The foramen between the greater and lesser sacs of the peritoneum (described here on pages 352-65) is named after Winslow. Reprinted here, pp. 641-659 is Niels Stensen's Discours Sur L'Anatomie du Cerveau (1669), written in opposition to Descartes' Traité de L'Homme. Blake p. 492. Cushing W243. Garrison & Morton 394 & 1314. Heirs of Hippocrates 480. Waller 10354. cfBibl. Osleriana 4255. cfCole Library Catalogue 1478.
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