Burlington: Chauncey Goodrich, 1847. Second edition. 8vo. 304 pp. Original embossed cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. Wear at extremities; browning and foxing, bookplate, owner's name on title / From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. Item #401965
"Alexis St. Martin, a Canadian half-breed who had sustained a gastric fistula, was treated and investigated by Beaumont. With his human medium, Beaumont as the first to study digestion and the movements of the stomach in vivo. His work on the subject was the most important before Pavlov" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 989). The first edition was published in Plattsburgh, NY in 1833 titled 'Experiments and observations on the gastric juice, and the physiology of digestion'. It remains the most important book published in that city. See for the first edition Dibner, Heralds of Science 130; Norman 152; Wellcome II, 123; Waller 805. Cordasco 60-0067.