On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals / Edition 1

On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals / Edition 1

by William Harvey, Robert (Translator) Willis
     
 

William Harvey (1578-1657) was a rebel in medical science: Contrary to contemporary practice, he began his epoch-making investigation into the action of the heart and the blood's circulation by minutely observing their action in live animals and by a lengthy series of dissections, rather than by mere reliance on the anatomical lessons of ancient medicine and

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William Harvey (1578-1657) was a rebel in medical science: Contrary to contemporary practice, he began his epoch-making investigation into the action of the heart and the blood's circulation by minutely observing their action in live animals and by a lengthy series of dissections, rather than by mere reliance on the anatomical lessons of ancient medicine and philosophy. "On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals", including explanations of heart valves and arterial pulse, stands as a triumph of true scientific inquiry, and is still regarded as one of the greatest discoveries in physiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879758547
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Series:
Great Minds Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
91
Sales rank:
923,324
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.21(d)

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