Paris: Didot Jeune, 1820. First Edition. hardcover. 49 pages, scattered foxing, 4to, modern boards (spine chipped). Paris, 1820. First Edition. Very good. very good.
Author's presentation copy of an interesting study of the influence of the nervous system on animal heat. Chossat, described on the title as a member of the society of naturalists at Geneva, describes some 28 experiments, giving comparative data of his observations of local temperature, animal heat, respiration rate and pulse. In a prefatory note he cites the work of Brodie, Crawford and Le Gallois.