BELLINI, Lorenzo. DE URINIS ET PULSIBUS, de Missione Sanguinis, de Febribus, de Morbis Capitis et Pectoris. Opus Laurentii Bellini, dicatum Francisco Redi, cum Praefatione Johannis Bohnii. [On Urine and the Pulse, on bleeding, on fevers, and on diseases of the chest and the head]. Frankfurt and Leipzig: Printed for Johannes Grossius by Christian Scholvinus, 1685. Second edition. (This same edition was also published in 1698.) Includes a preface by Johannes Bohn, a prominent Leipzig physician specializing in forensic medicine and blood circulation. Small quarto. [xxxii], 688, [32] pp. Ex library with marks, etc., in a cloth library binding. Dampstain to corners throughout; rodent nibbled fore edges of last 30 pp. affecting first letters of some print; writing on title page. Bellini, professor of anatomy and medicine at Pisa, was one of the "Italian founders of iatromechanics," the systematic study of blood circulation using mathematics and physics, and its application to medicine. (Jeremy Norman). He became a professor early in life due to his discovery of ducts in the kidney, and later was physician to Cosimo de Medici and Pope Clement XI. A scarce edition. (Wellcome II, p. 140; Walleriana lists the 1698 edition).
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