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GUICHARD JOSEPH DUVERNEY
1684 FIRST SCIENTIFIC DESCRIPTON OF THE STRUCTURE, FUNCTION AND DISEASES OF EAR JOSEPH DUVERNEY FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN LATIN
NUREMBERG: 1684. CONDITIONS: very good conditions. First edition in Latin of the first scientific account of the structure, function and diseases of the ear Duverney, Joseph-Guichard. Tractatus de organo auditus, continens structuram, usum et morbos omnium auris partium per Dn. Du Verney ... e gallico latine versus. Norimbergae : impensis Johannis Ziegeri : typis Joannis Michaelis Sporlini, 1684. 4vo, (200 x 160 mm), contemporary full leather binding, pp. [12], 48, Sign.: a⁴ b² A-F⁴. 16 folding engraved plates representing anatomical structure of ears First edition in Latin, following the original edition in French published the previous year in Paris Duverney's Tractatus de organo auditus, can be considered one of the earliest comprehensive works on otology. Printed in Paris, in French, in 1683 under the title Traité de l'organe de l'ouie, contenant la structure, les usages et les maladies de toutes les parties de l'oreille (Treatise on the organ of hearing, containing the structure, function, and diseases of all parts of the ear) was translated in latin the next year and since then, into many languages, remaining as a key reference book in otology in the 17th and 18th century. In the treatise Duverney discusses the anatomy, physiology and diseases associated with the ear. Among the other subjects, he showed the true function of the Eustachian tube, and correctly explained the mechanism of bone conduction, giving an accurate account of the bony labyrinth. Garrison-Morton calls Du Verney's work the "first scientific account of the structure, function and diseases of the ear … [Click Below for Full Description]
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