The Works of William Harvey: Physician to the King, Professor of Anatomy and Surgery to the College of Physicians (Classic Reprint)

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A certain ms. Of Harvey's, frequently referred to as bearing the date of 1616, and containing the heads of his first course of Lectures at the College of Physi cians on the Heart and Blood, is not now in existence, or at all events is not now to be found. At the present time there are only two mss. At the British Museum which bear Harvey's name. Of these, one contains notes on the Muscles, Vessels, and Nerves, and on the Locomotion of Animals the other may be characterized as a book of Receipts or Prescriptions, and though partly the work of a contemporary, contains notes of cases that occurred after Harvey's death. The former ms. Is as certainly in Harvey's handwriting as the latter is not. In Dr. Lawrence's* time there must have been a third ms. Entitled 'de Anatomia Universa,' and it was here, in the index viz. Which referred to the principal facts in the anatomy of the heart and of the circulation of the blood, that the dates April 16, 17, 18, an. 1616, were encountered. Mr. Pettigrew (portrait Gallery, vol. Iv, Harvey, p. With the assistance of Sir Fred. Madden, made search for this ms. A few years ago, but failed to meet with it. A renewed search for this important document has been attended with no better success.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Author(s) - William Harvey


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780267285990

Dimensions -

Page Count - 726


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9781332038626

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.9 cm

Page Count - 728

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