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The Anatomical Exercises: de Motu Cordis and de Circulatione Sanguinis in English Translation

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The English physician William Harvey (1578-1657) was the first to discover how blood actually circulates in living creatures. This book is a fascinating account of how Harvey's theory of the circulation of the blood came into being. A classic of science, it has long been considered a model of accurate observation, careful experimentation and notation, and logical deduction.

Through his intense studies in anatomy and the experience he gained through a long series of dissections of animals, Harvey amassed a much broader knowledge of the comparative anatomy of the heart and blood vessels than his contemporaries or any others before him. It was a breakthrough that stunned his colleagues, most of whom still clung to the theories of Aristotle, Galen, and others — theories Harvey proved both inadequate and inaccurate.

The original text of Harvey's landmark study consisted of two works written and published in Latin. This Dover edition, reprinted from a rare copy of a limited edition of 1,450 copies, reproduces the English translation made during Harvey's lifetime. In the Editor's Postscript, Geoffrey Keynes praised this lively translation as one filled with "the vigour of the seventeenth century . . . with a sufficient sprinkling of expressive, if now unusual, terms to produce the feeling that Harvey himself is speaking."

Synopsis:

Classic of science reports how Harvey's theory of the circulation of the blood came into being. Reproduces the English translation made during Harvey's lifetime.

Synopsis:

Fascinating account, long a classic of science, of how Harvey's theory of the circulation of the blood came into being--long admired as a model of accurate observation, careful experimentation and notation, and logical deduction. Reproduces the English translation made during Harvey's lifetime.

Synopsis:

Fascinating account, long a classic of science, of how Harvey's theory of the circulation of the blood came into being — long admired as a model of accurate observation, careful experimentation and notation, and logical deduction. Reproduces the English translation made during Harvey's lifetime.

Table of Contents

DE MOTU CORDIS

  Dedication to King Charles

  Dedication to Dr. Argent

  Index of the chapters

  The Proeme

  Anatomical Exercises concerning the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Living Creatures

DE CIRCULATIONE SANGUINIS

  "Two Anatomical Exercitations concerning the Circulation of the Blood, to John Riolan, the Son "

    The first Anatomical Exercitation

    Another Exercitation

ADDITIONS BY THE EDITOR

  Bibliographical postscript

  Textual notes

ILLUSTRATION

  Four figures illustrating the valves in the veins of the forearm engraved by C. Sigrist after a drawing by Stephen Gooden

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486688275
Editor:
Keynes, Geoffrey L.
Author:
Keynes, Geoffrey L.
Author:
Harvey, William C.
Author:
Harvey, William
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Administration
Subject:
Physiology
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Blood
Subject:
Medical history and administration
Subject:
Circulation
Subject:
Blood -- Circulation -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Biology-General
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Biology
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.59 lb

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Classic of science reports how Harvey's theory of the circulation of the blood came into being. Reproduces the English translation made during Harvey's lifetime.

"Synopsis" by , Fascinating account, long a classic of science, of how Harvey's theory of the circulation of the blood came into being--long admired as a model of accurate observation, careful experimentation and notation, and logical deduction. Reproduces the English translation made during Harvey's lifetime.
"Synopsis" by ,
Fascinating account, long a classic of science, of how Harvey's theory of the circulation of the blood came into being — long admired as a model of accurate observation, careful experimentation and notation, and logical deduction. Reproduces the English translation made during Harvey's lifetime.

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