Lectures on the History of Physiology: During the Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reissue, 2012-02-02
EAN 9781107683495, ISBN10: 1107683491
Hardcover, 320 pages, 21.6 x 14 x 2.2 cm
First published in 1901, this volume contains ten lectures originally delivered as the 'Lane Lectures' by Sir Michael Foster at the Cooper Medical College in San Francisco. Examining the history of physiology from about the sixteenth to the end of the eighteenth century, the lectures consider the work and influence of key figures such as Vesalius, Harvey and Borelli, and chart the progress of scientific thought on matters such as digestion, respiration and the nervous system.