BERNARD, Claude.

Leçons sur le Diabète et la Glycogenèse Animale.

Paris: Librairie J.-B. Baillière et fils… 1877.1877

8vo, pp. viii, 576. With 1 full-page illustration. Original printed wrappers, uncut. Upper wrapper slightly discoloured, but a fine copy.

FIRST EDITION. “Claude Bernard, in these classical lectures on diabetes, clearly states the principles of glycemia and glycosuria. He stresses the invariable presence of sugar in the blood of healthy people as well as of diabetics, although the test must be made promptly or the sugar disappears. This view has not been generally accepted but is correct. Lectures 5 and 6 are devoted to an interesting and definitive historical survey of glycemia. The entire book is rich in fundamental observations” (Bloomfield, A bibliography of internal medicine selected diseases, pp. 120–121). G&M 3942. Bernard first investigated the glycogenic functions in 1843. This was one of his last works; he died in 1878.


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