A History of Embryology

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Cambridge University Press, 29. jan. 2015 - 336 sider
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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List of Plates
11
EMBRYOLOGY IN ANTIQUITY
18
Chapter
69
EMBRYOLOGY FROM GALEN TO THE RENAISSANCE
75
The Opening Years
115
9
223
Conclusion
230
Bibliography
241
Index
267
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