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Monro, Anatomy of Bones, Nerves, Lacteals. 10th ed, 1776

Monro, Anatomy of Bones, Nerves, Lacteals. 10th ed, 1776

The Anatomy of the Human Bones, Nerves, and Lacteal Sac and Ducts. The Tenth Edition. By Alexander Monro, Senior, M. D., and F. R. S. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and Professor of Medicine and Anatomy in the University of Edinburgh. Dublin, 1776.


Full brown calf rebacked in 20th century. Red title plate with gold text on spine. Leather mildly scuffed. Internal hinges cracked but boards securely attached. One flyleaf at front and two at rear. Text is clean, bright, unmarked, and binding is tight. A very good rebacked copy.


Blank, title, iii – ix to the students, 1 – 311 (Bones), 313 – 320 index, title (Nerves & Lacteals, 9th ed), 323 - 324 preface, 325 - 410, 2 blanks.


Measures approximately 6 ½ x 4 x 1 1/8 inches.


Alexander Monro, Senior (Primus), 1697 – 1767, was the first of three Alexander Monro’s to hold the chair of anatomy at Edinburgh. His son and grandson (secundus and tertius, respectively) were each famous physicians and anatomists in their own right and refined the published anatomy of their more senior names’ sake. Primus’ second son, Donald Monro, wrote two well-known medical books as well (one on military hospitals, another on mineral waters).


Heirs of Hippocrates 524 (7th ed): “Monro’s Anatomy received wide acclaim and remained in print well into the nineteenth century. Beginning with the second edition, all editions included Monro’s separate treatises on the nerves and lacteal sac.”


Not in Garrison-Morton.