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    Dutrochet, Réne Joachim Henri. Mémoires pour servir a l'histoire anatomique et physiologique des vegétaux et des animaux. Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1837. Krown & Spellman retail: $450. 8vo. 2 vols. and Atlas. [xxxi],[1],576;[4],[1],2-573,[3];[5],6-36,[1]pp. Original printed paper wrappers, worn, uncut and unopened, foxing; bookplates of Haskell Norman. Spine split on one volume. Fair. 30 engraved plates by L. Leblanc, Pénav and Turpin, engraved by Ambroise Tardieu, Plee, and Carl Simon Wilhelm Schmelz. First Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. "The final results of Dutrochet's thirty years of research into plant and animal physiology, replacing a series of earlier papers that he considered "null and void." Dutrochet's most important contribution was the discovery of osmosis, to which he gave its name; he was the first to investigate the phenomenon systematically , and to recognize its fundamental significance in living organisms. He also demonstrated that mushrooms, which had previously been considered a particular genus, were in fact the fruiting bodies of mycelium. He recognized that only plant cells containing green matter were capable of absorbing carbon dioxide, and was the first to detect the production of heat in both a plant and an insect muscle during activity."

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    29th Thursday
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