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BERNARD, CL. - Leçons sur les phénomènes de la vie commune aux animaux et aux végétaux.

Paris a.o., J.B. Baillière, 1878. - 1879. In 2 vols. W. 4 pls. (1 col.) and 50 ills. Contemp. hlf black mor., spine gilt. (XXXII, 404; XII, 564, I pp.). D.S.B. II 24/34: Fulton 327, a.o. pl. Rotschuh Tab., p. 810: Malloizel 379: Very good copy of the first ed. of this important series of lectures, published after his death. They are preceded by funeral orations by Vulpian and Bert. Florkin, Hist. of Biochemistry, p. 208 : 'In his last works, Leçons...,Tome I...., Bernard formulates the theory according to which all the biological phenomena have a single object, 'that of keeping constant the conditions of life in internal environment'. 'The organism', he says, ' is an equilibrium. As soon as a change occurs in the equilibrium, another takes place to reestablish it.' With these words Bernard formulates the concept later called homeostasis by Cannon ..., and more recently further developed in its cybernetic aspects.': First ed.
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