VIEUSSENS (Raymond), Neurographia universalis, Toulouse, Jean-Jacques Robert, 1775
4to XXIV, 217, (3) pages and 30 plates including two measuring 113 cm lenght : half-calf from the time.
New edition, the latest, given by the grand-son of Vieussens
The son of a French army officer, Vieussens did not receive adequate financial support for his education from his family, so provided his own support, studying philosophy at Rhodez and medicine at Montpellier. As physician to the hospital of Saint Eloy in Montpellier, he had occasion to perform over five hundred postmortem examinations during the course of which he made a number of anatomical discoveries. This well-illustrated compendium of the anatomy of the nervous system is based on these examinations and provides the most complete description of the brain and spinal cord to appear during the seventeenth century. Vieussens was one of the first anatomists to dissect out the internal capsule, corona radiata, cerebral peduncles, and pyramidal fasiculi of the pons.
A very fine copy with no restoration and lack.
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