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Zoonomia, or, The laws of organic life : Vol. I[-II]

Author: Erasmus Darwin; Patrick Byrne; William Jones; Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Dublin : Printed for P. Byrne, and W. Jones, 1794-1796.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Rare Materials, 1700s
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erasmus Darwin; Patrick Byrne; William Jones; Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 7005638
Notes: In three parts, v. 2 containing pt. 2 and 3. Part 2 has half-title: ... A catalogue of diseases distributed into natural classes according to their proximate causes, with their subsequent orders, genera, and species, and with their methods of cure; pt. 3: ... The articles of the materia medica, with an account of the operation of medicines.
The 6 hand colored illustrations in volume 1 are integral to the gatherings (v. 1), but are not included in the pagination.
Vol. 1: viii, 14, [2], 15-20, [2], 21-22, [2], 23-598, [2], 599-614, [2], 615-618, [2], 619-635, [1] p.; v. 2: xi, [1], 579, [1] p., [2] leaves of plates.
Signatures: A⁴ B-2S⁸ 2T⁴.
Originally published in the same year in London.
Includes indexes.
LC copy has inscriptions: G.A. Gardiner.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations (some colored; relief and 2 engravings) ; 22 cm (8vo)
Contents: Vol. 1: Preface, page 1 --
SECT. I. Of Motion, page 5 --
II. Explanations and Definitions, page 7 --
III. The Motions of the Retina demonstrated by Experiments, page 15 --
IV. Laws of Animal Causation, page 32 --
V. Of the four Faculties or Motions of the Sensorium, page 34 --
VI. Of the four Classes of Fibrous Motions, page 36 --
VII. Of Irritative Motions, page 38 --
VIII. Of Sensitive Motions, page 43 --
IX. Of Voluntary Motions, page 46 --
X. Of Associate Motions, page 50 --
XI. Additional Observations on the Sensorial Powers, page 55 --
XII. Of Stimulus, Sensorial Exertion, and Fibrous Contraction, page 63 --
XIII. Of Vegetable Animation, page 107 --
XIV. Of the Production of Ideas, page 114 --
XV. Of the Classes of Ideas, page 135 --
XVI. Of Instinct, page 144 --
XVII. The Catenation of Animal Motions, page 200 --
XVIII. Of Sleep, page 214 --
XIX. Of Reverie, page 239 --
XX. Of Vertigo, page 246 --
XXI. Of Drunkenness, page 267 --
XXII. Of Propensity to Motion, page 277 --
Repetition. Imitation, page 277 --
XXIII. Of the Circulatory System, page 288 --
XXIV. Of the Secretion of Saliva, and of Tears, And of the Lacrymal Sack, page 295 --
XXV. Of the Stomach and Intestines, page 302 --
XXVI. Of the Capillary Glands, and of the Membranes, page 315 --
XXVII. Of Hemorrhages, page 319 --
XXVIII. The Paralysis of the Lacteals, page 326 --
XXIX. The Retrograde Motions of the Absorbent Vessels, page 331 --
XXX. The Paralysis of the Liver, page 381 --
XXXI. Of Temperaments, page 388 --
XXXII. Diseases of Irritation, page 395 --
XXXIII. Diseases of Sensation, page 427 --
XXXIV. Diseases of Volition, page 454 --
XXXV. Diseases of Association, page 483 --
XXXVI. The Periods of Diseases, page 494 --
XXXVII. Of Digestion, Secretion, Nutrition, page 505 --
XXXVIII. Of the Oxygenation of the Blood in the Lungs and Placenta, page 513 --
XXXIX. Of Generation, page 522 --
XL. Of Ocular Spectra, page 586.
Other Titles: Zoonomia
Laws of organic life
Responsibility: by Erasmus Darwin, M.D., F.R.S., author of The Botanic Garden.

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