Versuch über den Schwindel.
xliv, 292 pp. 8vo, cont. boards (corners a little worn). Berlin: C.F. Voss & Son, 1786.
First edition of this scarce book by the Jewish physician, philosopher, and scientist Marcus Herz (1747-1803). Reputed to be one of the best doctors of his time, he was the first, according to Hirsch, to offer lectures in experimental physics in Berlin. These lectures, first offered in 1776, were extremely popular and attracted all the leading residents of Berlin including members of the royal family, among them the future Frederick William III.
The present work is concerned with the various types of vertigo, their... More