The Harveian Oration, 1865

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byHenry Wentworth Acland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... Harvey's Method. 3 given us his matured views of the relations of the vital fluid to the organism in health, and to the organism in disease; expounding principles for the philosophy, and deducing rules for the practice, of Medicine; telling us of disease averted, of health maintained, or of health restored. Called upon this day to perform, with unequal power, the task which I wish had fallen into worthier hands, I propose to treat of one general topic; viz. how far some points in Harvey's Methods of Discovery are in accordance with the ideas which the experience of advancing Science has taught. If it can be shewn that, after the lapse of two centuries, not only his discoveries were valuable but his methods were correct, we may with renewed confidence begin a fresh series of annual Scientific Essays, which the College has wisely decided to ask from its working and zealous Fellows. Harvey is popularly known by only one of his works, that no doubt which has been most fruitful, but not that probably which caused him most labour. The studies which 4 HARVEY S CONVICTIONS. led to the discovery of the Circulation of the Blood could not have cost him more research than he expended on investigating, with the princely aid of his Royal Master's park at Windsor, the Generation of Animals. But also he is familiarly known, because historians quote him as a notable instance of a Philosopher, who studied Nature under the conviction that every arrangement in the Natural World is the result of Design--that every effect is intended and has a Purf pose. It is this persuasion, says Whewellb, I "which directed the researches, and led to the discoveries of Harvey." Harvey is on this account more often referred to by Theologians than any other Biological discoverer. Success does ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... Harvey's Method. 3 given us his matured views of the relations of the vital fluid to the organism in health, and to the organi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217894232

ISBN - 13:9780217894234

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