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De l'électricité du corps humain dans l'état de santé et de maladie.
Paris, Croulbois, 1786. - 2 volumes in 8vo. (2)ff + (xxxiv)pp + (2)ff + 522pp + (1)f; (2)ff + (iv) + 510 + (1)f. With 6 numbered engraved folding plates by L. Legrand following the text. Contemporary polished sheep decorated in gilt. Second edition, entirely reworked and considerably enlarged. A work of both scientific and medical interest, containing much information about atmospheric electricity, its effects on the human system, and the cure of illnesses by the application of positive or negative electricity. Bertholon (1742-1800), a French physician and a friend of Benjamin Franklin, studied electricity extensively, dividing illnesses into the electrical and the non-electrical. His other works include (I)De l'Electricité des Végétaux(/I) and (I)De l'Électricité des Météores(/I). He also devised a method of foretelling earthquakes. First and last few pages very lightly foxed, otherwise a good, crisp set with a Latin inscription in a neat contemporary hand inside back cover of volume II. Wheeler Gift Catalogue 533. Mottelay pp258-259. Wellcome II, p154. Not in Osler. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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