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Disquisitio anatomica de formatu foetu.
London Godbid for Rad. Needham 1667 Needham, Walter (1631?-91?). Disquisitio anatomica de formatu foetu. 8vo. [24], 205, [17]pp. Without blank at end of main text(O8). 7 folding engraved plates. London: Godbid for Radulph Needham, 1667. 170 x 105 mm. Modern half calf, gilt. Some foxing & browning, a few edges frayed, 1 or 2 minor tears repaired, stamps of Medical Society of London & Wellcome Library on title verso, but very good. Wellcome booklabel. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 467.2. The first book reporting chemical experiments on the developing mammalian embryo, and the first to give practical instructions on dissection of embryos. Needham was also the first to describe the solid bodies in the amniotic fluid, and to give a comparative account of the secondary apparatus of generation. His discussion of the nutrition of the fetus and adnexa is important. Needham 158-62. Meyer 294. Fulton, Boyle bib. 267 (dedicated to Boyle, with whom Needham had worked). Wing N 411. Russell 623.
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