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JOHANN GEORG ROEDERER
1775: "ELEMENTI DI OSTETRICIA" - EXTREMELY RARE RÖDERER'S TREATISE ON MIDWIFERY
Florence: Stamperia già Albizziniana all'Insegna del Sole, 1775. CONDITION: some defects at spine, light marks of use, beside that a very good copy. Extremely rare RÖderer's treatise on midwifery First Italian Edition translated and edited by Giuseppe Galletti the "Roederer" head position (or Paragomphosis) definition Röderer, Johann Georg. Elementi d'ostetricia del dottor Gio. Giorgio Roederer tradotti e corredati di figure in rame da Giuseppe Galletti. In Firenze : nella Stamperia già Albizziniana all'Insegna del Sole, 1775 4to (230 x 170 mm), contemporary full roan calf binding, gilt titles and geometrical decorations at spine (some lacks at the compartments , see images), pp xvi, 307, [1], coat of arms of the dedicatee, George Nassau Clavering viscount od Cowper, at leaf §2r, illustrated plates designed by Giuseppe Galletti, and engraved by Matteo Carboni, xylographic headletters, xylographic head-pieces and tail pieces, green silk bookmark. 15 anatomical plates, 9 full page, 6 folded First italian edition and first Italian translation of Roederer's midwifery manual (first printed in 1753 under the title Elementa artis obstetriciae in usum auditorum), among the first anatomists to study the different positions and circulations of the fetus inside the uterus. In his effort to build a scientific foundation for midwifery, Roederer defined an "ars obstetricia" that was based on anatomical and biological understanding. The birth, in his vison, was a natural occurrence, not be disturbed in any way, which is why he largely refrained from using the forceps. In connection with t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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