Leçons sur la chaleur animale sur les effets de la chaleur et sur la fièvre. M. Claude Bernard.
Leçons sur la chaleur animale sur les effets de la chaleur et sur la fièvre.

Leçons sur la chaleur animale sur les effets de la chaleur et sur la fièvre.

Paris: J.-B. Ballière, 1876. First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 471, 48 (publisher's catalogue); recent Brazilian half green morocco over marbled boards, red morocco labels on spines; bookseller ticket of J. Santos, Sao Paulo; half title reinforced in gutter, dampstain pervades the whole of the bottom half of the text; otherwise good and sound. "Bernard was deeply involved in the problems of animal heat production and its regulation. While he accepted Lavoisier's theory, which attributed the origin of animal heat to a combustion process, Bernard insisted on two fundamental modifications: 1) this vital combustion…had to be a particular organic process, an indirect combustion taking place with the aid of special ferments; 2) organic combustion could not occur in the lungs exclusively, as Lavoisier had taught, but in all tissues" (DSB). Item #25154

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