Fathers of Biology

Fathers of Biology

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"[...]actual inspection; although man is not the only animal in which the heart is turned towards the left. In contrasting the heart with the other viscera he appears to have overlooked the existence of the coronary vessels, and to have imagined that the nutrition of the heart was effected directly by the blood in its cavities. Although the heart is not really the first part to appear, the observation of its very early appearance in the embryo, which he treats more fully elsewhere, [8] is alone enough to establish his reputation as an original observer. It is remarkable that Aristotle should have overlooked the presence of the valves of the heart, the structure and functions of which were fully investigated within thirty years of his death by the anatomists of the[...].show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150770108X
  • 9781507701089

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