Erndl Leopodus - Dissertatio physiologica de viribus corporis humani.- Francisci Andreae Kirchberger - paperback - 1745 - 20 cm x 15 .5 pages - 20 cm x 15.5 cm
Decorated German brocade paper, gilt to a design of grapes, fleurons, tendrils and pomegranates, red on gold, stitched within. Worn and marked, with a little loss at head and foot of spine, old water stain to lower margin.
A handsomely bound copy of this scarce medical work on the physical strength of the human body - a doctoral dissertation delivered at the University of Vienna in 1745. It discusses how muscular fibres and nerves operate to generate physical strength and motion. Its author, the physician Leopold Erndl, died less than two decades later due to a gut condition; this we know from a report of his autopsy. OCLC records a single copy (NLM).
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