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De viscerum structura exercitatio anatomica.Bologna: Giacomo Monti, 1666.
Very rare first edition, and a beautiful copy uncut in original boards, of this classic which includes Malpighi's famous treatise on the kidney, De renibus premium, in which he described the uriniferous tubules as well as the 'Malpighian bodies', which have perpetuated his name. The book also includes the first description of Hodgkin's disease... "The great detail and clarity of Malpighi's description was unsurpassed until Bowman [1842]" (Garrison-Morton).

❧Norman 1427; Friedman 121; Pincus 175; Garrison-Morton 535 & 1230.

"This collection of anatomical treatises contains Malpighi's account of the Malpighian bodies (glomeruli) of the kidney (in 'De renibus'), his observation of red blood corpuscles (in 'De polypo cordis"), and the first description of Hodgkin's disease (in 'De liene'). Malpighi's studies of the kidney gave support to his iatromechanical theory of glands as secretion machines; he concluded that the glomeruli were in direct contact with both arteries and veins, and postulated a similar connection between the glomeruli and urinary vessels. In his treatise on heart polyps, Malpighi demonstrated that the polyps consisted of coagulum found in normal blood; it was while examining a clot of coagulum under the microscope that Malpighi observed a number of red 'atoms' (corpuscles) in the interstices of the coagulum fibers" (Norman).. 4to (247x179 mm), uncut in the original carta rustica boards, pp. [4], 1-172, a fine and fresh copy on thick paper, custom morocco box. "Very rare" (Norman)

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