Human Physiology, Statical and Dynamical; or, the Conditions and Course of the Life of Man

DRAPER, John William

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John William Draper made important researches in photochemistry, made portrait photography possible by his improvements on Daguerre's process, and published a number of books on chemistry, natural philosophy, and physiology. Specific topics in this book include: food; digestion; absorption; blood circulation; respiration; animal heat; serous, mucous, and hepatic secretions; urine, milk, and cutaneous excretions; decay and nutrition; nervous system; spinal axis; brain; cranial nerves; voice; hearing; vision; cerebral sight or inverse vision; touch; smelling; taste; animal motion; the principle of organization or plastic power; influence of physical agents on the organic series; the organic cell; reproduction and development; the growth of man; sleep and death; influence of physical agents on the aspect and form of man and his intellectual qualities; social mechanics.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Harper & Bros.
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1856
  • Place Published: New York
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xvi, 649 + 2 p. of ads. 24 cm. 296 good b&w illustrations in text of the body and its functions. Cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Warped front board, sunned spine, a bit of cracking to upper rear board. Endpapers stained. Ink signature on front endpaper. Light foxing.

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