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BRESCHET, G. - Recherches anatomiques et physiologiques sur l'organe de l'ouïe des poissons. B.u.w. 2) IDEM, Recherches anatomiques et physiologiques sur l'organe de l'audition chez les Oiseaux, ... B.u.w. 3) IDEM, Recherches anatomiques et physiologiques de l'organe de l 'ouie et sur l'audition, dans l'homme et les animaux vertébrés. ... Deuxième édition, à laquelle on a ajouté l 'histoire du plexus nerveux du tympan. Avec treize planches gravees.

Paris, Paris [and London], Imprimerie Royale; J.B. Baillière, Libraire de l'académie Royale de Médecine, rue de l'école de médecine, Londres, Même Maison, 219, Regent Street, 1838. - 1836, 1836. 4to. [appr. 20 x 25 cm]. [ad 2 small 4to, meas. 16 x 24 cm; uncut]. 3 parts in 1 vol. Ad 1) w. 17 (fold.) lith. pls. [unsigned]. Ad 2) w. 8 (fold.) lith. pls. ['A.Chazal del. Lith. de C.Adrien. E. de Laplante Lapide inc']. Ad 3) w. 13 engr. (pl. 4 a mezzotint engr.) pls. (of which 6 fold.). ['Chazal Del. P. Duménil Direxit' & 'Dessiné par Jos. Dinkel, Gravé par Ambroise Tardieu' & 'Dessiné par Chazal Gravé par Ambroise Tardieu']. 19th c. half brown mor., over marbled brds., spine gilt. [n1, 1 - 16 in 4s, 17 in 2]. [n2, 1 - 3 in 8s, 4 in 4, X1]. [n2, 1 - 37 in 4s]. ]. (II, VI, 126 pp.). (IV, 58, II (blank) pp.). (IV, 295, I (contents) pp.). (Bookplate on upper paste down 'Otto Oren Fisher'; autograph inscr. in ink by former owner R. Quain on verso first free endp.; w. his signature in ink on the first printed tile.). (Text and pls. some light occasional foxing.). A very good copy containing all three important papers by Breschet on the auditory organs in fishes, birds and man / vertebrates. Guyot & Guyot, Liste Litt. philocophe, pp. 286 & 400: DSB vol. II, pp. 442 - 443: 'His great and methodical capacity for work was particularly applied to the study of human anatomy, comparative anatomy, and the natural sciences. ... Breschet became known through his work on the veins of the spine and the human skull, his contributions to the knowledge of the auditory system in vertebrates, and his knowledge of the arterial plexuses of the Cetacea, showing their adaptation for diving ...': Pappas, D., 'Otology's great moments, p. 25 - 25, and ill. 45: 'Anatomical studies were undertaken and developed in all parts of Europe. A few decades after the completion of Scarpa's work on the labyrinth, it was elaborated upon and surpassed by Breschet, who originated such terms as helicotrema and octoconia.': Politzer, History of Otology, vol. I, pp. 225 - 227: 'Gilbert Breschet (1784 [=1783] - 1845), who succeeded Cruveilhier as professor of Anatomy in Paris, ... He advanced the knowledge of the morphology of the membranous labyrinth significantly . Breschet's accurate description of the shape and relative location of the elliptical and round sacs (utricle and saccule) ... surpasses that of Scarpa. Breschet also deserves credit for the introduction of a uniform rational nomenclature of the individual labyrinthine structures.':
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