SANTORIO, SANTORIO. 1561-1636.  Methodi vitandorum errorum omnium, qui in arte medica contingunt libri quidecim.  Venice: Francesco Bariletti, 1603.

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SANTORIO, SANTORIO. 1561-1636.
Methodi vitandorum errorum omnium, qui in arte medica contingunt libri quidecim. Venice: Francesco Bariletti, 1603.

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SANTORIO, SANTORIO. 1561-1636.
Methodi vitandorum errorum omnium, qui in arte medica contingunt libri quidecim. Venice: Francesco Bariletti, 1603.
Folio (316 x 217 mm). Small woodcut world map on title, initials and a few woodcut headpieces, with the final errata leaf. Contemporary vellum, spine in four compartments, ink lettered in second. Vellum of lower compartment missing. Some mostly marginal worming heavier at end, some light marginal staining. Cloth folding case.

FIRST EDITION. "First mention of Santorio's pulse-clock ('pulsilogium') and his scale. Through most of the 17th and 18th centuries Santorio's name was linked with that of Harvey as the greatest figure in physiology and experimental medicine because of his introduction of precision instruments for quantitative studies. He was also the founder of modern metabolic research" (Garrison-Morton). Alden and Landis 603/101; Garrison-Morton 572.1; Gedeon pp.36-37; Krivatsy 10250; Wellcome I, p 5757; the world map vignette not in Shirley.

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