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Ivan Pavlov Signed and Inscribed "Lectures on the Work of the Principal Digestive Glands"

Leksii. O Rabot glavnykh pischevaritelnykh [Lectures on the Function of Principal Digestive Glands.] Moscow: "Piroda," 1917. 231 pp, 8vo, 5.5" x 8". Frontispiece portrait. Publisher's tan cloth decoratively stamped in black. Presentation copy to Vladimir Adreivoch Opele, signed and inscribed by Pavlov "To our deeply respected colleague Vladamir Andrevich Opele / With respect, from your grateful author". Second edition expanded by the author. Text in Cyrillic. The book is in near fine condition with slight rubbing to the extremities.

Pavlov first delivered these lectures in 1896 at the Institute of Experimental Medicine in St. Petersburg and they were published the following year. His studies on the digestive systems of dogs led to the objective science of behavior. Pavlov received the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1904 for research on the digestive system and the phrase "Pavlov's dog" became known to indicate someone who has been trained to react instinctively rather than reflectively to a situation.

One of the most important books in the history of biology and neurology by Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936) the Russian psychologist and physiologist. He performed and directed experiments and did research for 12 years on digestion before publishing his work "The Work of the Digestive Glands" in 1897, that earned him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1904.

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