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Thinking with Objects: The Transformation of Mechanics in the Seventeenth Century
Thinking with Objects offers a fresh view of the transformation that took place in mechanics during the 17th century. By giving center stage to objects-levers, inclined planes, beams, pendulums,Expand
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Marcello Malpighi : anatomist and physician
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The Relativization of Centrifugal Force
T HE CONCEPT OF REFERENCE FRAME is related to the notions of space, time, and, in particular, force.' Although these notions have attracted considerable interest-one needs only to think of theExpand
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Thinking with objects
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Mechanism, Experiment, Disease: Marcello Malpighi and Seventeenth-Century Anatomy
A leading early modern anatomist and physician, Marcello Malpighi often compared himself to that period's other great mind-Galileo. Domenico Bertoloni Meli here explores Malpighi's work and places itExpand
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Early Modern Experimentation on Live Animals
Starting from the works by Aselli (De lactibus sive lacteis venis, 1627) on the milky veins and Harvey (1628, translated in 1993) on the motion of the heart and the circulation of the blood, theExpand
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Setting the record straight
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The Rise of Pathological Illustrations: Baillie, Bleuland, and Their Collections
  • D. B. Meli
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the history of medicine
  • 2015
<p class="summaryheading"><span class="summaryheading">summary:</span></p><p> This essay examines the illustrated pathological works by Matthew Baillie (London, 1799–1803) and Jan Bleuland (Utrecht,Expand
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