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

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Overview


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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486688275
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 12/4/1995
  • Edition description: Dover ed
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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
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