Medical Anatomy: or, Illustrations of the Relative Position and Movements of the Internal Organs.

  • Sibson, Francis
  • London: John Churchill & Sons 1869
  • Garrison-Morton 422; Heirs of Hippocrates 1814.


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FIRST EDITION, folio, pp. [viii], cols. 88 + 21 hand-coloured plates mostly by William Fairland. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, red morocco label to spine. Some foxing and light soiling, each plate mounted on cloth. Recently recased with hinges relined, joints and extremities worn and chipped, flyleaf creased and repaired. Stamps of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to title-page and blank area of several other leaves (dispersed between 2011 and 2015).


The first edition of this pioneering atlas of the interior organs, 'depicting anterior, posterior, and side views of dissections of male and female cadavers... The anatomical relationships of the organs, their range of motion, and especially the effects of respiration and cardiac pulsation are described in a unique manner... A final commentary on the structure, movements, and sounds of the heart reveals an accuracy far beyond anything that had yet been published in anatomical works' (Heirs of Hippocrates).

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