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Mechanism, experiment, disease : Marcello Malpighi and seventeenth-century anatomy

Author: Domenico Bertoloni Meli
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Bertoloni Meli's critical study of this key figure and the works of his contemporaries-including Borelli, Swammerdam, Redi, and Ruysch-opens a wonderful window onto the scientific and medical worlds  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Marcello Malpighi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Domenico Bertoloni Meli
ISBN: 9780801899034 0801899036 9780801899041 0801899044
OCLC Number: 768534601
Notes: 40019295585
Description: xii, 439 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The new anatomy, the lungs, and respiration --
Epidemic fevers and the challenge to Galenism --
The anatomy of the brain and of the sensory organs --
The glandular structure of the viscera --
Fat, blood, and the body's organization --
The structure of glands and the problem of secretion --
The challenge of insects --
Generation and the formation of the chick in the egg --
The anatomy of plants --
The fortunes of Malpighi's mechanistic anatomy --
From the new anatomy to pathology and therapy --
Medical consultations.
Responsibility: Domenico Bertoloni Meli


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The strength of Meli's work lies in his attention to detail in highly complex Latin works, and in his sensitivity to unpublished work, correspondence, diaries, and above all, to the technologies of Read more...

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