A History of Embryology
First published in 1959 as the second edition of a 1934 original, this book describes the Western history of embryology from prehistoric concepts of foetal growth through Graeco-Roman antiquity to the close of the eighteenth century. The text is illustrated with plates and diagrams showing the development of scientific understanding over time, first through artistic representations of gestation and later through scientific drawings and sketches. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of medicine.
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albumen Alcmaeon Aldrovandus amniotic amniotic liquid ancient animalcules Animalium animals appears Aristotelian Aristotle Aristotle's biology birds body Boyle century B.C. chalazae chapter chemical chick chicken Coiter conception contains Descartes described discussion dissected doctrine eighteenth century embryo embryogeny embryology epigenesis experiments Fabricius faculty female fertilisation final cause flesh foetal foetus formation formed Galen Generatione growth Haller Harvey Harvey's hatched heart heat hen's egg Hippocrates Hippocratic history of embryology idea incubation interesting later Leonardo liver London male Malpighi mammalian material membrane menstrual blood microscope modern mother nature Needham nourishment nutrition observations obstetrics opinion organs origin particles passage physiology placenta Plate preformation preformationism preformationist respiration Robert Boyle says scientific seed semen soul speculation spermatozoa substance theory things thought tion treatise umbilical cord umbilical vessels utero uterus vegi veins vessels viviparous Volcher Coiter whole Wolff womb writings yolk