Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus

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0001000012859
Author: William Harvey, MD
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1978
$35.00

1978 Special Edition.    FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1628.  
BEING A FACSIMILE OF THE 1628 FRANCOFURTI EDITION TOGETHER WITH THE KEYNES ENGLISH TRANSLATION
THIS EDITION PRIVATELY PRINTED FOR MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICS OF MEDICINE LIBRARY.  .
This Book Appears Not to Have Been Read.
Publisher - Classics of Medicine Library - A Division of Gryphon Editions, Ltd. 
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is hard bound with Medium Brown Top-grain Cowhide.  Decorative Cover stampings, design and production by Max M Stein. Covers are brass-die stamped in 22 karat gold.
Dust Jacket is not applicable.
End Papers are intact.  Inside Front and Back covers are Light Brown with Deeper Brown Effect..
Preliminaries - Frontispiece Engraving of William Harvey is published courtesy of The Francis A Countway Library of Medicine, Facsimile Information, Original Title Page. Prefaces in Latin - Pages 1-19.  Prefaces Translated to English - Pages xiv.
Main Text Body - This book is divided into 2 sections.  Section 1 is the original Latin version of this volume - Pages 1-72Fine and Clean.   Section 2 is Keynes Translation to English dated 1928. Pages 1-117.   Fine and Clean.  Inbound Deep Cream Satin Bookmark.  Film for the Latin facsimile section was prepared from an original 1628 Francofurti edition published courtesy of Yale Medical Library.  Film for the Keynes English translation was prepared from an original Nonsuch Press edition of 1928.  This is written in the English of the times and the letter 's' is shown as the letter 'f'.
End Matters - Notes and Illustrations, Arabic Index, English Index, Additions and Corrections.
Edges are even and unworn.  All edges are gilded.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage.  Raised Leather Bands.  Gilt Lettering, Bands and Decorative Design die-stamped in 22-karat gold.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.

Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus (Latin for "An Anatomical Exercise on the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Living Beings"), commonly called De Motu Cordis, is the best-known work of the physician William Harvey. The book was first published in 1628 and established the circulation of the blood. It is a landmark in the history of physiology. Just as important as its substance was its method. Harvey combined observations, experiments, measurements and hypotheses in extraordinary fashion to arrive at his doctrine. His work is a model of its kind. It had an immediate and far-reaching influence on Harvey's contemporaries; Thomas Hobbes said that Harvey was the only modern author whose doctrines were taught in his lifetime.  In the De motu cordis, Harvey investigated the effect of ligatures on blood flow. The book also argued that blood was pumped around the body in a "double circulation", where after being returned to the heart, it is recirculated in a closed system to the lungs and back to the heart, where it is returned to the main circulation.  This book is important both for the discovery of the complete circulation and for the experimental, quantitive and mechanistic methodology which Harvey introduced.

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