1651 1ed William Harvey MEDECINE Generation Childbirth Embryology Obstetrics

HARVEY, William

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The first book on obstetrics by an English physician!

 

An important medical treatise on generation, embryology, and conception by famous English physiologist William Harvey.

“After the publication of ‘De motu cordis,’ Harvey turned his attention to the study of generation. Even if Harvey had not discovered the circulation of the blood, his remarkable work on embryology would have placed him in the front ranks of biological scientists. Without benefit of the compound microscope, his work was necessarily limited; nevertheless, nothing comparable had been done since Aristotle. He disbelieved the previously held doctrine of ‘preformation’ of the fetus, maintaining instead that it proceeds from the ovum by gradual building up of its parts” (HoH).

 

This book, while not as medically polarizing as his treatise on blood circulation, includes a section that is often considered the first work on obstetrics and midwifery published by an English physician. (GM).

 

This rare 1651 first edition is highly desirable and is complete with the added, illustrated title page.

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1651 1ed William Harvey MEDECINE Generation Childbirth Embryology Obstetrics

 

The first book on obstetrics by an English physician!

 

An important medical treatise on generation, embryology, and conception by famous English physiologist William Harvey.

“After the publication of ‘De motu cordis,’ Harvey turned his attention to the study of generation. Even if Harvey had not discovered the circulation of the blood, his remarkable work on embryology would have placed him in the front ranks of biological scientists. Without benefit of the compound microscope, his work was necessarily limited; nevertheless, nothing comparable had been done since Aristotle. He disbelieved the previously held doctrine of ‘preformation’ of the fetus, maintaining instead that it proceeds from the ovum by gradual building up of its parts” (HoH).

 

This book, while not as medically polarizing as his treatise on blood circulation, includes a section that is often considered the first work on obstetrics and midwifery published by an English physician. (GM).

 

This rare 1651 first edition is highly desirable and is complete with the added, illustrated title page.

 

Item number: #16431

Price: $1500

 

HARVEY, William

 

Exercitationes de generatione animalium : quibus accedunt quædam de partu, de membranis ac humoribus uteri & de conception

 

Amstelodami : Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1651. First Elzevier edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [36], 568, [6]
    • Engraved frontispiece
    • Signatures: )(¹²2)(⁶A-R¹²S⁴T².
  • References: Willems 1129; Garrison-Morton, 6146; Heirs of Hippocrates, 271; Wellcome III, p.219; Osler 710
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~5.25in X 3.25in (13.5cm x 8cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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16431

Category

Medicine & Science

Authors

HARVEY, William

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete