Lecons sur les anesthesiques... Paris: Bailliere, 1875.
8vo. viii, 536 pp. Plus 48 pp Text illustrations and tables. Original printed wrappers. Uncut and partially unopened. $800.00
First edition of a milestone in the history of anesthesia. Bernard (1813-78) was one of the first to advocate an adequate oxygen supply during anesthesia, as well as the first to suggest pre-anesthetic medication with morphine and other central nervous system depressants. G&M, 5673.