THE WORKS OF WILLIAM HARVEY, M.D. TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN WITH A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR . MEDICINE – HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1847

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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM HARVEY, M.D.

TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN WITH A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR by ROBERT WILLIS, M.D. 1847

Published by London: For the Sydenham Society. (1847)

The Works of William Harvey translated from Latin by Robert Willis, M.D. INCLUDES:

  • An anatomical disquisition on the motion of the heart and blood in animals (Published in 1628 when William Harvey was 50 years old)
  • 2 disquisitions addressed to John Riolan, including refutations to objections to the circulation of the blood
  • Anatomical exercises on the generation of animals. To which are added:
    • On Parturition
    • On the uterine membranes and humours
    • On conception
  • Anatomical examination of the body of Thomas Parr
  • Letters

London for the Sydenham Society 1847, 1847. First edition in English.Translated from the Latin with a Life of the Author, by Robert Willis,M.D. 8vo, original green cloth with blind stamped and gilt decorated front cover, gilt lettering on spine. t.e.g. 592, letters 617, index 624.

An unusually bright and clean copy. SCARCE COLLECTED WORKS OF WILLIAM HARVEY, (1578-1657), best known for his discovery of the human circulatory system.

He was ‘Physician Extraordinary’ to King James I and professor of anatomy and surgery in a variety of posts.

This book contains all of the works published by Harvey, as well as works by Harvey published in books by other authors.

William Harvey was the first to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and body by the heart.

I suggest reading this article in The Hournal Of Physiology for more history about William Harvey: https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/nips.01391.2002

William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood: The Birth of a Scientific Revolution and Modern Physiology