Oct 14, 2021 - Sale 2582

Sale 2582 - Lot 210

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Ruysch, Frederik (1638-1731)
Dilucidatio Valvularum in Vasis Lymphaticis, et Lacteis. Cum Figuris Aeneis.

Leiden: Jacob Moukee, 1687.

Second edition, illustrated with seven engraved illustrations (some folding) after drawings by Ruysch, contents good, bound in later half speckled leather, marbled paper boards, 5 x 2 3/4 in.

This work is the first ever devoted to a description of the valves that govern the lymphatic system. Ruysch's discovery settled a dispute between Johannes van Horne and Louis de Bils regarding the existence of valves within the lymphatic vessels. The renowned Dutch anatomist lectured and dissected for more than sixty-five years as professor at the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons. His innovations in the preparation and preservation of tissues allowed him to dissect the delicate lymphatic system and its structures.