SCHULTZE, Maximilian [Johann] Sigmund.

Untersuchungen über den Bau der Nasenschleimhaut, namentlich die Structur und Endigungsweise der Geruchsnerven bei dem Menschen und den Wirbelthieren. Aus den Abhandlungen der Naturforschungen Gesellschaft zu Halle Bd. VII. besonders abgedruckt.

Halle: Druck und Verlag von H.W. Schmidt, .1862

4to, pp. 99, (1), 5 lithographed plates from drawings by the author. Some foxing (more severe on the last leaf and first plate). Original cloth-backed printed boards, a bit soiled and rubbed, upper inner hinge almost broken. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed from the author on the front free endpaper to Professor George Humphry, professor of anatomy at Cambridge; also with the Cambridge library label on the front pastedown, presented by Humphry.

FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. G&M 936: “Schultze’s classic paper on the nerves to the neuro-epithelium in the special sense organs marks an epoch in histology. He describes the cells of the olfactory mucous membrane, ‘Schultze’s cells’.” See also Finger, Origins of neuroscience, p. 180, and Rothschuh, Geschichte der Physiologie: “Schultze belongs to those epoch-making masters of anatomical and microscopical research. He is a co-founder of cytology” (in translation).


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