Harvey on procreation


HARVEY W. Exercitationes de generatione animalium.1651.

First Elzevier edition with the engraved title of the first London edition to William Harvey’s De generatione animalium, the most important book to appear in the seventeenth century on procreation, based on numerous tests on animals. The chapter on midwifery is the first work on that subject to be written by an Englishman. The first edition appeared in London also in 1651.  This work is the most revolutionary that the development of biology has to show, for it undermines the foundation of the ancient conception of life.  The book also includes Harvey’s account of his discovery of the circulation of the blood.

[EHC 12.1651.Har] [Willems 1129]

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