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Dissertatio Academica de Cancro, quam duplici proemio donavit illustris Academica Scientiarum, Humaniorum Litterarum & Artium Lugdunensis, in Conventu publicè habito die octava Decembris, anno 1773
2 p.l., 100 pp. Small 8vo, cont. polished calf (a little rubbed, carefully rebacked by Trevor Lloyd), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Hansy Jr. & P.Fr. Didot Jr., 1774.First edition and a book of very considerable rarity. WorldCat lists only two copies in American libraries. Peyrilhe (1735-1804), "was the first to attempt an experimental study to determine the nature of cancer. He injected fluid from human mammary cancer into a dog…Peyrilhe recognized for the first time the essential unity of the many different forms of cancer."-Garrison-Morton 2608. He advocated surgical treatment in mammary cancer, removal of the axillary notes and even of the pectoralis major.Fine copy with the bookplate of "Petri Vidal, Doct. Med. Monsp." A French translation appeared two years later.❧ Raven, The Theory and Practice of Oncology, p. 10-"The dawn of experimental research in cancer.".
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