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    Important Works on Plant Nutrition and Experimental Physiology

    Stephen Hales. Vegetable Staticks: or, an Account of some Statical Experiments on the Sap in Vegetables: Being an Essay towards a Natural History of Vegetation. London: for W. and J. Innys and T. Woodward, 1727. [Together with:] Statical Essays: containing haemastaticks; or, an Account of some Hydraulick and Hydrostatical Experiments made on the Blood and Blood-Vessels of Animals. London: for W. Innys and R. Manby, and T. Woodward, 1733. First editions. Two octavo volumes. Nineteen engraved plates by S. Gribelin in Volume 1. Modern antique-style calf on volume one to match contemporary calf, rebacked, on volume two. Contemporary and near-contemporary signatures of multiple previous owners, modern bookplate. Very good.

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    The first volume contains "the first complete account of the physiology of plants, including the reaction with air and the movement of the sap" (Grolier/Horblit). Hales outlines three factors of water movement in plants: root suction, root pressure and leaf suction. "The second volume contains the studies on blood pressure which make Hales one of the founders of modern experimental physiology. The application of the principle of the pressure-gauge or manometer enabled him to measure blood pressure during the contraction of the heart" (Printing and the Mind of Man). The second volume, or Haemastaticks "contains the studies on blood pressure which establish Hales as one of the founders of modern experimental physiology. The application of the principle of the pressure-gauge or manometer enabled him to measure blood pressure during the contraction of the heart. He computed the circulation rate and estimated the velocity of the blood in the veins, arteries and capillary vessels. By showing that the capillary vessels are liable to constriction and dilation he made an important contribution both to the study of physiology and the practice of the physician of today... Hales's work marked the greatest advance in the physiology of the circulation between Harvey and the introduction of the mercury manometer and other instruments for the measurement of blood pressure by J.L.M. Poiseuille in 1828" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

    Printing and the Mind of Man 189. Osler 1081. Waller 11527. Wellcome III, page 194. Dibner Heralds of Science 26. Garrison-Morton 765 (Haemastaticks). Grolier/Horblit 45a and 45b. Grolier Medicine 41. Heirs of Hippocrates 784. Henrey 777-78. Norman 970.



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