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Title Nicolaus Steno : biography and original papers of a 17th Century Scientist / Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet, editors ; edited and translated by Troels Kardel and Paul Maquet
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Contents Preface -- Part I Biography -- Childhood and youth in Copenhagen -- Years of discovery in Holland -- In Paris and France -- The first year in Italy -- Researcher and Convert in Italy -- The Geological Dissertation -- The great travel -- Under Cosimo III in Florence -- Two years in Copenhagen -- Educator and Priest in Florence -- Part II Scientific Papers -- Anatomical Papers -- Geological Papers
Part I. Biography of Nicolaus Steno by Gustav Scherz, translated by Paul Maquet -- 1. Childhood and Youth in Copenhagen 1638-1659 -- 2. Years of Discovery in Holland 1660-1664 -- 3. In Paris and France 1664-1665 -- 4. The First Year in Italy -- 5. Researcher and Convert in Italy 1667 -- 6. The Geological Dissertation the Prodromus on a Solid within a Solid in Italy 1668 -- 7. The Great Travel 1668-1670 -- 8. Under Cosimo III In Florence -- 9. The Two Years in Copenhagen 1672-1674 -- 10. Educator and Priest in Florence 1675-1677 -- Part II. Steno -- Scientific Papers -- OPH -- I. On the First Discovery of an External Salivary Duct and on the Experiments of Bils -- II. On the Glands, of the Mouth and the New Salivary Ducts Proceeding from Them -- III. Various New Observations in the Eyes and Nose, Etc. -- IV. Response to Vindications for Rehabilitation of the Liver -- V. Anatomical Observations on the Glands of the Eyes -- VI. On Vessels of the Nose -- VII. Origin of Sweat From Glands. On the Insertion and Valvula of the Thoracic Duct and of the Lymphatics -- VIII. Why Tobacco Powder Makes the Eyes Clearer. Observation on a Milky Gelatin -- IX. Anatomical Observations in Birds and Rabbits -- X. Observations Concerning Movement of the Heart, the Auricles and Vena Cava, Extracted from Dissections of Various Animals Carried out Here and There -- XI. Vesicles in the Lung. Anatomy of a Pregnant Rabbit. Experiments in Lungs. The Milky Vessels of the Udders. Observations in a Swan, Etc. -- XII. Diversity of Lymphatic Ducts -- XIII. Prologue of an Apologia in Which it is Demonstrated that the Blaesian Judge is Ignorant in Anatomy and a Slave of his Sympathies -- XIV. New Structure of Muscles and Heart -- XV. Specimen of Observation on Muscles and Glands -- XVI. A Letter on the Anatomy of the Ray -- XVII. On the Passage of Yolk into the Intestines of the Chick -- XVIII. The Discourse on the Anatomy of the Brain -- XIX. Observations on Egg and Chick -- XX. Dissection of an Embryo Monster for Parisians -- XXI. The Uterus of a Hare Dissolving its Own Foetus -- XXII. Specimen of Elements of Myology -- XXIII. A Carcharodon-Head Dissected -- XXIV. Description of the Dissection of a Dogfish -- XXV. Anatomical Observations Concerning the Eggs of Viviparous Animals -- XXVI. Observations Concerning the Eggs of Viviparous Animals -- XVII. The Prodromus to a Dissertation on a Solid Naturally Contained Within a Solid -- XXVIII. On a Calf with Hydrocephalus -- XXIX. Letter to the Grand Duke Cosimo III on the Grotto Above Gresta -- XXX. Letter to the Grand Duke Cosimo III on the Grottos Above Moncodeno -- XXXI. Preface to Anatomical Demonstrations in the Copenhagen Theater in the Year 1673 -- XXXII. Description of the Muscles of an Eagle -- XXXIII. Circular Course of the Blood Made Clearer Through Separation of the Ventricles of the Heart
Summary This is by far the most exhaustive biography on Niels Stensen, anatomist, geologist and bishop, better known as "Nicolaus Steno". We learn about the scientist's family and background in Lutheran Denmark, of his teachers at home and abroad, of his studies and travels in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Bohemia and Germany, of his many pioneering achievements in anatomy and geology, of his encounters with Swammerdam, Malpighi and with members of the newly established Royal Society of London and the Accademia del Cimento in Florence, and with the philosopher Spinoza. It further treats Stensen's religious conversion. The book includes the full set of Steno's anatomical and geological scientific papers in original language. The editors thoroughly translated the original Latin text to English, and included numerous footnotes on the background of this bibliographic and scientific treasure from the 17th century
Analysis Geography
Human anatomy
Earth Sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Steno, Nicolaus, 1638-1686.
Catholic Church -- Bishops -- Biography.
Anatomists -- Netherlands -- Biography.
Geologists -- Netherlands -- Biography.
Scientists -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Anatomy -- history.
Geology -- history.
Geological Phenomena.
History, 17th Century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Kardel, Troels.
Maquet M., Paul.
ISBN 1283934868
3642250785 (print)
3642250793 (electronic bk.)
9783642250781 (print)
9783642250798 (electronic bk.)