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Harvey, William 1578-1657

Works: 1,053 works in 2,904 publications in 10 languages and 37,192 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Anecdotes  Poetry  Sources 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Collector, Dedicatee, Dedicator, Editor, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Other, Illustrator
Classifications: QP101, 612.1
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Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibus by William Harvey( )

231 editions published between 1628 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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)
Scientific papers : physiology, medicine, surgery, geology by Charles William Eliot( Book )

20 editions published between 1910 and 1994 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Circulation of blood by William Harvey( )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circulation of the blood : and other writings by William Harvey( Book )

40 editions published between 1907 and 1996 in English and French and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If the pulsations of the arteries fan and refrigerate the several parts of the body as the lungs do the heart, how comes it, as is commonly said, that the arteries carry the vital blood into the different parts, abundantly charged with vital spirits, which cherish the heat of these parts, sustain them when asleep, and recruit them when exhausted? and how should it happen that, if you tie the arteries, immediately the parts not only become torpid, and frigid, and look pale, but at length cease even to be nourished? -from the Introduction This seminal work of medical literature, first published in 1628, spells out in clear, lucid language how the human heart pumps blood around the body via its own exclusive circulatory route. What seems like an obvious concept to us today was in fact quite revolutionary at the time: Harvey's defiance of the medical "common knowledge" of his time laid the groundwork for all modern investigations of the circulatory system, and may be the most momentous discovery of 17th-century medicine. This important volume also includes a series of letters from Harvey to his medical colleagues in which he defends his then-astonishing theories, plus Harvey's "The Anatomy of Thomas Parr," a fascinating 1635 report on the dissection of the corpse of "a poor farmer of extremely advanced age." OF INTEREST TO: readers of scientific history, medical students British naturalist, anatomist, and doctor WILLIAM HARVEY (1578-1657) was educated at Cambridge, Canterbury, and Padua, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1607. He served as court physician to both King James I and King Charles I. -- Publisher's description
Exercitationes de generatione animalium : quibus accedunt quædam de partu, de membranis ac humoribus uteri & de conceptione by William Harvey( Book )

147 editions published between 1651 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the whole of anatomy : an annotated translation of Prelectiones anatomiae universalis by William Harvey( Book )

14 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of William Harvey by William Harvey( Book )

34 editions published between 1847 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embryologie / Befruchtung / Tier
Exercitatio anatomica de circulatione sanguinis : ad Joannem Riolanum ... by William Harvey( )

26 editions published between 1649 and 1977 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatomical exercitations concerning the generation of living creatures : to which are added particular discourses of births and of conceptions, &c. by William Harvey( Book )

30 editions published between 1653 and 1991 in English and Latin and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his anatomical researches on the generation of animals, originally published in Latin in 1651, William Harvey (1658-1657) developed the first fundamentally new theory of generation since antiquity. Harvey's work represented a major advance in the study of animal reproduction, ranking with the works of Fabrizio and Malpighi. Contemporary theories of generation, based on the work of Aristotle and Galen, held that the fetus was formed by the action of semen on menstrual blood, but Harvey argued, based on his studies of developing chick and deer embryos, that all life arose from eggs (ex ovo omnia). This principle was of crucial importance in the history of embryology. Harvey further maintained, contrary to the prevailing belief in preformation, that the fetus developed gradually, a process that he termed "epigenesis."
De ortu et natura sanguinis by John Betts( )

10 editions published between 1669 and 1980 in Latin and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movement of the heart and blood in animals; an anatomical essay by William Harvey( Book )

14 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De motu locali animalium, 1627 by William Harvey( Book )

18 editions published in 1959 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberti Grovii, Carmen de sanguinis circuitu : a Gulielmo Harvaeo Anglo, primum invento adjecta sunt miscellanea quaedam by Robert Grove( )

8 editions published in 1685 in Latin and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circulation of the blood by William Harvey( Book )

17 editions published between 1907 and 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works by William Harvey( Book )

19 editions published between 1847 and 1965 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kreislauf / Blut
Guilielmi Harveii ... Exercitationes anatomicae : de motu cordis et sanguinis circulatione by William Harvey( )

24 editions published between 1671 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circulation of the blood. Two anatomical essays by William Harvey( Book )

21 editions published in 1958 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomical exercises of Dr. William Harvey : De motu cordis 1628 : De circulatione sanguinis 1649 : the first English text of 1653 by William Harvey( Book )

15 editions published between 1900 and 1978 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibus
The Circulation of bloodThe circulation of the blood : and other writingsCirculation of the bloodWilliam Harvey : and the mechanics of the heartThe matter of revolution : science, poetry, and politics in the age of MiltonWilliam Harvey : discoverer of how blood circulatesWilliam Harvey's natural philosophy
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Wïlʹyam Garveý

Ουίλλιαμ Χάρβεϋ

Вилијам Харви

Вільям Гарвей

Вільям Гарвей англійський лікар, анатом і природознавець, основоположник фізіології та ембріології

Гарвей, Вильям

Гарвей, Уильям

Гарвей, Уильям 1578–1657

Уильям Гарвей

Уильям Гарвей английский медик, основоположник физиологии и эмбриологии

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