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A short history of anatomy from the Greeks to Harvey

Author: Charles Singer
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, [1957] ©1957
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"This work has been out of print for many years. I long hoped that someone more competent than I would cover the ground more completely. This has not happened and, since the demand for the book has continued, it is here revised with a number of minor adjustments. I would express the hope that this new edition may rouse sufficient practical interest in the subject to induce someone to undertake a more comprehensive
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Singer, Charles Joseph, 1876-1960.
Short history of anatomy from the Greeks to Harvey.
New York, Dover Publications [1957]
(OCoLC)598742020
Online version:
Singer, Charles Joseph, 1876-1960.
Short history of anatomy from the Greeks to Harvey.
New York, Dover Publications [1957]
(OCoLC)610213786
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Singer
OCLC Number: 1176525642
Notes: First edition published in 1925 under title: The evolution of anatomy; also stated on "Preface to Second Edition," page [iii] (facing title page verso).
Includes index of Personal Names.
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages illustrations)
Contents: I. THE GREEKS TO 50 B.C. --
The Prescientific Stage --
The schools of Sicily, Ionia, and Cos, 550 B.C.-400 B.C. --
The Early Athenian Period: Plato, Diocles, 400 B.C.-350 B.C. --
The later Athenian Period: Aristotle, Theophrastus, 350 B.C.-290 B.C. --
Aristotelian Philosophy in its bearing on anatomical thought --
The Great Alexandrians, 300 B.C.-250 B.C. --
(a) Herophilus, Father of Anatomy --
(b) Erasistratus, Father of Physiology --
Decline of the Alexandrian School, 250 B.C.-50 B.C. --
Human Vivisection at Alexandria --
The Alexandrian Anatomists and the Wisdom Literature --
II. THE EMPIRE AND THE DARK AGES, 50 B.C.-A.D. 1050 --
The Beginnings of Anatomy at Rome, 50 B.C.-A.D. 50 --
Latin Anatomical Literature --
Greek Anatomical Writers of the Early Empire: Rufus, Soranus; A.D. 50-150 --
Galen the "Prince of Physicians" --
Galen's Anatomical Philosophy --
Galen's Anatomical Achievement --
Galen's Physiological System --
The Dark Ages, 200-1050. [Continued] III. THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE, 1050-1543 --
The Translators from the Arabic, 1050-1250 --
The Rise of the Universities: The Bologna School --
The Beginnings of Dissection, 1250-1300 --
Mondino, the Restorer of Anatomy, 1300-1325 --
Mediaeval Medical Nomenclature --
Anatomical Knowledge of Mondino --
The Later Middle Ages, 1325-1500 --
Naturalism in Art: Leonardo da Vinci, 1450-1550 --
The First Anatomies Printed with Figures: Berengar, Dryander, Estienne, Canano; 1490-1545 --
The Humanists: Benedetti, Linacre, Montanus, Günther, Sylvius; 1450-1550 --
IV. MODERN TIMES TO HARVEY, 1543-1628 --
Vesalius, the Reformer of Anatomy, 1514-1564 --
Threefold Character of Vesalius: Artist, Humanist, Naturalist --
The Supply of Anatomical Material in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries --
The Seven Books of the Fabrica of Vesalia, 1543 --
Eustachius, Rival of Vesalius, 1550-1574 --
The Followers of Vesalius: Columbus, Fallopius, Arantius; 1550-1590 --
The Early Comparative Anatomists: Vesalius, Belon, Rondelet, Coiter, Ruini; 1540-1600 --
Fabricius, 1590-1610 --
The Last Great Paduans: Casserius, Spigelius; 1600-1630 --
Anatomy beyond the Alps: Switzerland, Holland, Denmark, France, Germany; 1590-1630 --
The Beginnings of Anatomy in England --
(a) The Middle Ages --
(b) The Renaissance --
The Work of William Harvey, 1628 --
Epilogue --
A Vesalian Atlas.
Other Titles: Evolution of anatomy
Responsibility: Charles Singer.

Abstract:

"This work has been out of print for many years. I long hoped that someone more competent than I would cover the ground more completely. This has not happened and, since the demand for the book has continued, it is here revised with a number of minor adjustments. I would express the hope that this new edition may rouse sufficient practical interest in the subject to induce someone to undertake a more comprehensive work. The literature in English is now more copious than it was when the first edition was published over thirty years ago. Works by some of the leading figures in the history of anatomy -- Vesalius, Galen, Coiter, Mondino, Leonardo -- are now available in English translation, and I am in hope that this new edition may turn my readers' attention at least to these." --Charles Singer, "Kilmarth"; Par, Cornwall; 26th May 1956; Preface to Second Edition, page [iii].

"The main task in preparing this account of the History of Anatomy has been the investigation of sources. I do not think I have referred to any book or manuscript without having myself examined either the original or a direct photograph or facsimile....In composing this short History of Anatomy I have been concerned to keep it within compassable limits. Unprogressive anatomical movements and periods are therefore but lightly touched upon, attention being concentrated on the line of definite advance. It appeared both unnecessary and undesirable to make any division between Physiology and Anatomy, at least in the period under consideration....'Vivitur ingenio, caetera mortis erunt," It is his genius that yet walks the earth; all else of himmay go down into silence, is the motto which Vesalius has chosen for the most beautiful of all his figures (Fig. 103). Let him be taken at his word! I have sought to treat him and the great men who went before and after him as they would be treated....With a view to the greatest possible compression, references, quotations, and bibliography are omitted from this preliminary sketch. They must await a more extensive work on the History of Anatomy...." --Charles Singer, Anatomical Institute, University College, London, May 26, 1925; Preface [to the First Edition], pages vi - viii.

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