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THE CONNEXION OF LIFE WITH RESPIRATION; OR, AN EXPERIMENTAL INQUIRY INTO THE FFFECTS [sic] OF SUBMERSION, STRANGULATION, AND SEVERAL KINDS OF NOXIOUS AIRS, ON LIVING ANIMALS: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE NATURE OF THE DISEASE THEY PRODUCE; ITS DISTINCTION FROM DEATH ITSELF; AND THE MOST EFFECTUAL MEANS OF CURE by  Edmund Goodwyn - First Edition - 1788 - from W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera and Biblio.com

THE CONNEXION OF LIFE WITH RESPIRATION; OR, AN EXPERIMENTAL INQUIRY INTO THE FFFECTS [sic] OF SUBMERSION, STRANGULATION, AND SEVERAL KINDS OF NOXIOUS AIRS, ON LIVING ANIMALS: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE NATURE OF THE DISEASE THEY PRODUCE; ITS DISTINCTION FROM DEATH ITSELF; AND THE MOST EFFECTUAL MEANS OF CURE

by Goodwyn, Edmund

Condition: Very good


London: Printed by T. Spilsbury, for J. Johnson, 1788. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. [i-ii],[2],[iv-v],[iii-iv],[v]-xvi,126 pp. (leaves A2 and A3 reversed), including dedication leaf (cancel), plus three plates (one folding). Modern calf, gilt leather spine label. Light scattered foxing, light dust soiling in title page, p. xvi scuffed, modern ink annotation on p. 31, offsetting from plates on pp. 29 and 115. Very good.

Scarce complete first edition containing all three plates, including the rarely seen folding plate of pneumatic apparatus; the rarely seen dedication leaf to John Page is also present. The English physician Edmund Goodwyn (1756-1829) was evidently the first to publish discoveries on lung content values. The present work preceded Antoine Lavoisier's description of oxygen consumption of 1789 by a year and is based on Goodwyn's 1786 dissertation, "Dissertatio medica de morte submersorum," for which he won a gold medal from the Humane Society. ESTC T90151.



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