1791. Item #81048
RESURECTION MACHINE COLEMAN, Edward. A DISSERTATION ON SUSPENDED RESPIRATION, from Drowning, Hanging, and Suffocation: in which is recommended a different Mode of Treatment to any hitherto pointed out. London: J. Johnson, 1791. First edition (a second was published in 1802). Octavo. xv284pp. +f. Dr. Coleman's method involves the use of a seven-part device, depicted in a folding engraving, to bring air supplied by a bellows into the trachea. Bound together with: AN ESSAY ON VITAL SUSPENSION: Being an attempt to investigate and ascertain those Diseases in which the Principles of Life are apparently extinguished. By a Medical Practitioner. Third edition. London: Rivington, 1741. (Only two copies in the OCLC). Leather spine dry and cracked; one marbled board detached. Coleman's engraving, bound at the beginning, is nearly detached. Quite scarce.