Gvilielmi Harveii opera omnia

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Title Gvilielmi Harveii opera omnia
Subject Blood--Circulation; Physiology
Creator Harvey, William, 1578-1657
Description The English physician William Harvey discovered of the circulation of the blood. Harvey studied medicine at Cambridge and at Padua University (where Andreas Vesalius had taught a half century previously). Harvey was ahead of his time in the study of obstetrics. This work, founded upon empirical experimentation, contains the first original work on obstetrics published by an English author. Harvey included an anatomical description of the ovary of the hen, described the new-laid egg, then gave an account of the appearance seen on the successive days of incubation, and lastly described the process of hatching. He described the uterus of the doe, the process of impregnation, and the subsequent development of the fetus. Harvey insisted from these and other studies that all animals arise from ova. The theories proposed in this book were not to be proved until 1827. The engraved title-page depicts Jove holding a broken egg, out of which bursts all manner of animal and plant life, including a man, a reindeer, a grasshopper, and a dolphin.
Date 1766
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician Natalia Soto
Metadata Cataloger Natalia Soto; Ken Rockwell
Call Number QP6 .H32; Record ID 99113740102001
ARK ark:/87278/s66q6912
Setname uum_rbc
Date Created 2019-02-28
Date Modified 2019-03-07
ID 1401636
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