|Marcelli Malpighi : Opera posthuma, figuris aeneis illustrata
|Anatomy--Early works to 1800; Medicine--Early works to 1800
|Malpighi, Marcello, 1628-1694
|Marcello Malpighi was an Italian physician and anatomist. He taught at Pisa, Bologna, and Messina and was physician to Pope Innocent XII. While at Pisa, he discovered that the heart is composed of spiral fibers. He was admitted to the Royal Society as a fellow in 1661. Opera posthuma was put together by Malpighi specifically to be published after his death. It contains a series of manuscripts which he had not had time to complete and publish before his death. Malpighi worked to finish many of these manuscripts as he was dying, so that they could be published by the Royal Society, making his intention clear in a letter to the secretary of the Royal Society. The style in which he completed these pieces indicate that he felt he could be more forthright about his findings. His tone was noticiably more polemical than it had been in his other works. He defended all his previous work, addressing many of his critics. ... University of Utah copy bound with Malpighi's De structura glandularum conglobatarum consimiliumque partium, epistola.
|J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
|QH9 .M3 1697; Record ID 99143170102001