Memoire Medico-Chymique sur les Principes et les Vertus des Substances Animales Medicamenteuses, qui a remporte le prix en 1778.

THOUVENEL, Pierre.

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Place Published: Bordeax
Date Published: 1779

Description: 4to, disbound. Bordeaux, 1779. Very good (+).

Comments: Thouvenel (1747-1815) who was an inveterate prize winner in his day, here presents the answer to a question posed by the Royal Academy of Science. The question: Indicate the medical properties of the animal kingdom: vipers, crayfish, turtles, woodlice, sperm whales. He was asked to give a chemical analysis and observe their pathologies. Thouvenel was the first Frenchman to write about galvanism.

Edition: First Edition
Binding: unbound
Condition: very good(+)
Language: French
Type: Books

Book ID: 10918


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