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Treatise on the venom of the viper; on the American poisons; and on the cherry laurel, and some other vegetable poisons. To which are annexed, observations on the primitive structure of the animal body; different experiments on the reproduction of the nerves; and a description of a new canal of the eye ... / Translated from the original French of Felix Fontana ... by Joseph Skinner.

Fontana, Felice, 1730-1805.
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Also known as

Ricerche fisiche sopra il veleno della vipera. English


London : Printed for J. Murray, 1787.

Physical description

2 volumes, engr. folded plates : illustrations ; (8vo)


Includes X leaves of plates at end of v. 2
Signatures: v. 1: p2 a8 b2 B-2D8 2E4; v. 2: [A]4 B-2E8.
Translation of: Traité sur le venin de la vipere. The first part of this work was originally published in Italian at Lucca in 1767 with the title: Ricerche fisiche sopra il veleno della vipera. The work was expanded and translated into French in 1781, from which the present edition is taken
Copy 1. Supplier/Donor: Med. Soc. Lond. This book was formerly part of the collection of the Medical Society of London, which was deposited for safekeeping in the Wellcome Library in 1964. It was eventually purchased by the Wellcome Trust in 1984, with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and other charities.

Publications note

ESTC T59341



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