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Author Harvey, William, 1578-1657.

Title On the motion of the heart and blood in animals / Willis's translation rev. and edited by Alex Bowie ; with the two letters addressed to John Riolan ; introd. by Mark Graubard.

Publication Info. Chicago : H. Regnery Co., [1962]


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Description 213 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Note "Gateway editions, 6073."
Summary "The circulation of the blood within the vertebrate body and its maintenance by the action of the heart, a discovery with which the name of Harvey will be forever linked, has come to occupy an especially sacred niche in the history of science. Its unique status has been ascribed to the belief that with a few simple questions Harvey challenged the time-honored Church-sanctioned authorities of Aristotle and Galen, and with the aid of experiments established the circulation as a scientific truth, thereby placing the experimental method in biology and medicine upon a firm foundation. The facts, as they actually unfold, are more informative than the legend of villain and hero that history tends to construct in response to man's love of fable and parable, in religion as well as in history, in politics as well as in social or intellectual theory"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Form Also issued in print.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Subject Blood -- Circulation -- Early works to 1800.
Blood Circulation. (DNLM)D001775
Blood -- Circulation. (OCoLC)fst00834555
Genre/Form Early works. (OCoLC)fst01411636
Added Author Bowie, Alex.
Added Title De motu cordis. English
Motion of the heart and blood in animals
Other Form: Original (DLC) 63001207
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