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The mechanization of the heart : Harvey and Descartes

Author: Thomas Fuchs; Marjorie Grene
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2001.
Series: Rochester studies in medical history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the similarities and differences of the views of the two 17th century scholars William Harvey and Rene Descartes on the heart and circulation of the blood. This work traces the reception of  Read more...

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Fuchs, Thomas, 1958-
Mechanization of the heart.
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001048046
(OCoLC)47716507
Named Person: René Descartes; William Harvey; René Descartes; William Harvey; René Descartes; William Harvey
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Fuchs; Marjorie Grene
ISBN: 9781580466042 1580466044
OCLC Number: 223440081
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 247 pages).
Contents: Havery and Descartes --
The Galenic paradigm and its crisis --
The vital aspect of the circulation: William Harvey --
The mechanical aspect of the circulation: Descartes and his followers --
Vitalism and mechanism between 1700 and 1850 --
A look ahead.
Series Title: Rochester studies in medical history.
Other Titles: Mechanisierung des Herzens.
Responsibility: Thomas Fuchs ; translated from the German by Marjorie Grene.

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