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Orfila, M. - Leçons de médecine légale. Paris,... - Lot 85 - Crait + Müller
Orfila, M. - Leçons de médecine légale. Paris, Béchet jeune, 1823 (1st volume) - 1821 (2d volume). 2 volumes in-8, half calf, spines smoothly decorated, red and green morocco title and giblets, marbled edges. Boards and spine rubbed, defects on headpieces - xiv, 737 pp. and [1 p.] errata (brown stain on 1 leaf having pierced the paper with loss of a letter); xviij, 503 pp. and [1 p.] errata; 22 plates (numbered 21, there is a second plate) of which 7 in colour. The most important work of this pioneer of forensic toxicology. The judiciary had recourse to his lights in several important legal cases, including the famous Lafarge case.
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