London: Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy, 1821. 8vo. viii, 227 pp. FIRST EDITION. With 9 mounted coloured examples of sediments on the final leaf. Recent calf-backed marbled board, spine label. Item #2695
First edition. Prout was among the first to divided food components into fats, carbohydrates and proteins. This work led to his discovery that the gastric juice contains free hydrochloric acid.