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Willis, Robert 1799-1878

Works: 69 works in 326 publications in 2 languages and 5,958 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  History  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Scientific atlases  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Sources 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Former owner, Other, Contributor, tra
Classifications: AC1, 538
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Most widely held works about Robert Willis
Most widely held works by Robert Willis
On the loadstone and magnetic bodies by William Gilbert( Book )

24 editions published between 1952 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Loadstone and magnetic bodies, by William Gilbert. [Translated by P. Fleury Mottelay] Concerning the two new sciences, by Galileo Galilei. [Translated by Henry Crew and Alfonso de salvio] On the motion of the heart and blood in animals. On the circulation of the blood. On the generation of animals. By William Harvey. [Translated by Robert Willis]
The works of William Harvey by William Harvey( Book )

31 editions published between 1847 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embryologie / Befruchtung / Tier
Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibus by William Harvey( )

18 editions published between 1889 and 2016 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Harvey's On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals is a classic work of the scientific revolution and of modern medicine, for in it he famously argued, with extensive evidence based on dissections and vivisections, for the circulation of the blood. It also overturned the longstanding theories of the heart's movement and function. This new edition is suitable for classroom use and for general interest. In addition to an updated translation, it also contains an introductory essay and footnotes
Scientific papers : physiology, medicine, surgery, geology by Charles William Eliot( Book )

7 editions published between 1910 and 1938 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benedict de Spinoza : his life, correspondence, and Ethics by Robert Willis( )

21 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The object of this volume is to afford the English reader an opportunity of forming an estimate, on somewhat extended grounds, of the distinguished individual whose name stands at the head of its title-page. Spinoza may, indeed, be said to be a name among us and nothing more. It is much if he be remembered as a man of Jewish descent who had an evil theological reputation while he lived. Save the two or three summary notices referred to in my pages, we have nothing in English calculated to convey a true idea of the life and writings of the man who nevertheless continues, two centuries after his death, to influence the philosophy and religious thought of Europe more powerfully than any individual who has lived since the days of Luther. 'Father of the speculation of our age,' says Dr Strauss, 'Spinoza is also Father of our Biblical criticism;' and philosophy and religion--assuming the Bible as the exponent of religion--are the poles around which revolves the intellectual and emotional world of man. In the following pages I have, therefore, given the Life of Spinoza, deriving my chief information from the common source of every biography of the philosopher yet published: 'La Vie de Benoit de Spinoza,' by Colerus; adding to and eking out the scanty tale with such further particulars as have been furnished by others, and the writings of Spinoza himself supply. But the grand object I have had in view in this volume has been to give the English reader a version in his mother tongue of the 'Ethics' of Spinoza; 'Man's revelation to man of the dealings of God with the world,' as the book, made the subject of their most intimate studies, has long been held by our German brothers and by some few among ourselves"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Servetus and Calvin; a study of an important epoch in the early history of the reformation by Robert Willis( Book )

27 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some years ago I was led to make a study of the Life and Writings of Spinoza, and took considerable pains to present the gifted Jew of Amsterdam in such fulness to the English reader as might suffice to convey a passable idea of what one of the great misunderstood and misused among the sons of men was in himself, in his influence on his more immediate friends and surroundings through his presence, and on the world for all time through all his works. This study completed, and leisure from the more active duties of professional life enlarging with increasing years, I bethought me of some other among the sufferers in the holy cause of human progress as means of occupation and improvement. Spinoza led, I might say as matter of course, to Giordano Bruno, with whose writings I was familiar, and who was Spinoza's master, if he ever had a master. But having, at a former period, undertaken x to edit the works of Harvey for the Sydenham Society, and the discovery of the circulation of the blood having become renewed matter of discussion with medical men and others, labourers in the field of general literature, I was turned from Bruno to Servetus, as the first who proclaimed the true way in which the blood from the right reaches the left chambers of the heart by passing through the lungs, and who even hinted at its further course by the arteries to the body at large. Of Servetus at this time I knew little or nothing, save that he had been burned as a heretic at Geneva by Calvin; and of his works I had seen no more than the extract in which he describes the pulmonary circulation. But meditating a revision and prospective publication of the Life of Harvey, with which I had prefaced my edition of his works, I went in search of further information concerning the ingenious anatomist who had not only outstripped his contemporaries, but his successors, by something like a century in making so important an induction as the Pulmonary Circulation. Nor had I far to go
Works by William Harvey( Book )

14 editions published between 1847 and 1965 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On the decrease of disease effected by the progress of civilization by K. F. H Marx( )

11 editions published between 1844 and 1988 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Harvey; a history of the discovery of the circulation of the blood by Robert Willis( Book )

13 editions published between 1878 and 2012 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pentateuch in contrast with the science and moral sense of our age by Robert Willis( )

6 editions published in 1875 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urinary diseases and their treatment by Robert Willis( Book )

13 editions published between 1838 and 1841 in English and German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of the brain : with a general view of the nervous system by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

11 editions published between 1826 and 1836 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of physiology, for the use of students, and with particular reference to the wants of practitioners by Rudolph Wagner( Book )

13 editions published between 1841 and 1844 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourt by Villard( Book )

11 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drawings have been reproduced from Ms. 19093 of the French collection in the Bibliotheque nationale, Paris
The works of William Harvey, M.D. Translation from the Latin, with a life of the author by William Harvey( Book )

7 editions published between 1847 and 1965 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circulation of the blood : and other writings by William Harvey( Book )

4 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If the pulsations of the arteries fan and refrigerate the several parts of the body as the lungs do the heart, how comes it, as is commonly said, that the arteries carry the vital blood into the different parts, abundantly charged with vital spirits, which cherish the heat of these parts, sustain them when asleep, and recruit them when exhausted? and how should it happen that, if you tie the arteries, immediately the parts not only become torpid, and frigid, and look pale, but at length cease even to be nourished? -from the Introduction This seminal work of medical literature, first published in 1628, spells out in clear, lucid language how the human heart pumps blood around the body via its own exclusive circulatory route. What seems like an obvious concept to us today was in fact quite revolutionary at the time: Harvey's defiance of the medical "common knowledge" of his time laid the groundwork for all modern investigations of the circulatory system, and may be the most momentous discovery of 17th-century medicine. This important volume also includes a series of letters from Harvey to his medical colleagues in which he defends his then-astonishing theories, plus Harvey's "The Anatomy of Thomas Parr," a fascinating 1635 report on the dissection of the corpse of "a poor farmer of extremely advanced age." OF INTEREST TO: readers of scientific history, medical students British naturalist, anatomist, and doctor WILLIAM HARVEY (1578-1657) was educated at Cambridge, Canterbury, and Padua, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1607. He served as court physician to both King James I and King Charles I. -- Publisher's description
On the special function of the sudoriparous and lymphatic systems, their vital import, and their bearing on health and disease by Robert Willis( )

5 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On the loadstone and magnetic bodies
Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibusServetus and Calvin; a study of an important epoch in the early history of the reformation
Alternative Names
Robert Willis taalkundige uit Schotland (-1878)

Willis, R.

Willis, R. 1799-1878

Willis, R. (Robert), 1799-1878

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