Work on the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system. Explores the structure and function of veins and arteries. Correctly describes the heart as a four-chambered organ and accurately describes the flow of the blood from the atria to the ventricles, pulmonary artery, and finally aorta.
Author Richard Lower (1631-1691) was an English physician specializing in cardiovascular and respiratory systems. He is well known for his work in blood transfusion; Lower transfused blood from a lamb into the bloodstream of a man named Arthur Coga in 1667. Lower was a follower of William Harvey (1578-1657), and this work is likely influenced by Harvey's De Motu Cordis (Frankfurt, 1628).
Front matter and plates have been digitized.
From the library of German physiologist and comparative anatomist, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840).
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