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William Harvey's revolutionary book on the circulatory system, published in Latin in 1628, demonstrated for the first time how the heart pumps blood through the body. His findings overturned the world's basic understanding of the way the body functions and changed fundamental knowledge of physiology as much as any scientific work in history. The Works of William Harvey will provide scientists, students, physicians, and interested lay persons access to the original works of a pioneer who shaped contemporary science.

This edition is a reissue of the 1965 facsimile of the 1867 collection and translation of Harvey's works. Included are his groundbreaking 1628 book on the circulatory system, a book on animal reproduction, and various shorter scientific writings and letters, along with a new introduction.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Introduction: William Harvey, His Times, and His Achievements
  2. pp. 1-32
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. The Life of William Harvey, M.D.
  2. pp. xvii-lxxxviii
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  1. Last Will and Testament of William Harvey
  2. pp. lxxxix-xcvi
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  1. AN ANATOMICAL DISQUISITION ON THE MOTION OF THE HEART AND BLOOD IN ANIMALS.
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Dedication
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 9-19
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  1. CHAPTER I. The author's motives for writing
  2. pp. 19-21
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  1. CHAPTER II. Of the Motions of the Heart, as seen in the Dissection of Living Animals
  2. pp. 21-23
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  1. CHAPTER III. Of the Motions of Arteries, as seen in the Dissection of Living Animals
  2. pp. 24-26
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  1. CHAPTER IV. Of the Motion of the Heart and its Auricles, as seen in the Bodies of Living Animals
  2. pp. 26-31
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  1. CHAPTER V. Of the Motion, Action, and Office of the Heart
  2. pp. 31-34
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  1. CHAPTER VI. Of the Course by which the Blood is carried from the Vena Cava into the Arteries, or from the Right into the Left Ventricle of the Heart
  2. pp. 35-40
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  1. CHAPTER VII. The Blood percolates the Substance of the Lungs from the Right Ventricle of the Heart into the Pulmonary Veins and Left Ventricle
  2. pp. 40-45
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  1. CHAPTER VIII. Of the Quantity of Blood passing through the Heart from the Veins to the Arteries; and of the Circular Motion of the Blood
  2. pp. 45-47
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  1. CHAPTER IX. That there is a Circulation of the Blood is confirmed from the first proposition
  2. pp. 48-52
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  1. CHAPTER XI. The Second Position is demonstrated
  2. pp. 54-60
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  1. CHAPTER XII. That there is a Circulation of the Blood is shown from the Second Position demonstrated
  2. pp. 60-62
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  1. CHAPTER XIII. The Third Position is confirmed: and the Circulation of the Blood is demonstrated from it
  2. pp. 62-67
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  1. CHAPTER XIV. Conclusion of the Demonstration of the Circulation
  2. pp. 68-68
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  1. CHAPTER XV. The Circulation of the Blood is further confirmed by probable reasons
  2. pp. 68-71
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  1. CHAPTER XVI. The Circulation of the Blood is further proved from certain consequences
  2. pp. 71-75
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  1. THE FIRST ANATOMICAL DISQUISITION ON THE CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD, ADDRESSED TO JOHN RIOLAN
  2. pp. 89-108
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  1. A SECOND DISQUISITION TO JOHN RIOLAN; IN WHICH MANY OBJECTIONS TO THE CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD ARE REFUTED
  2. pp. 109-142
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  1. ANATOMICAL EXERCISES ON THE GENERATION OF ANIMALS ; TO WHICH ARE ADDED, ESSAYS ON PARTURITION; ON THE MEMBRANES, AND FLUIDS OF THE UTERUS; AND ON CONCEPTION.
  2. pp. 143-144
  1. Dedication
  2. pp. 145-150
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 151-168
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  1. ON ANIMAL GENERATION.
  2. pp. 169-520
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  1. ON PARTURITION
  2. pp. 521-550
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  1. OF THE UTERINE MEMBRANES AND HUMOURS
  2. pp. 551-574
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  1. ON CONCEPTION
  2. pp. 575-588
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  1. ANATOMICAL EXAMINATION OF THE BODY OF THOMAS PARR
  2. pp. 589-592
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  1. LETTERS
  2. pp. 593-618
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  1. GENERAL INDEX
  2. pp. 619-624
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780812208627
Related ISBN
9780812281668
MARC Record
OCLC
582535142
Pages
736
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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