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Marcello Malpighi
Venice: Andreas Poletus, 1698. See photos & description. MALPIGHI, MARCELLO. Opera Posthuma... Editio Novissima Andreas Poletus, Venice, 1698 - 2nd edition Folio, contemporary vellum, corners worn, head of spine chipped; first few pages with minor marginal damp staining. Engraved portrait and frontispiece bound after half-title , engraved vignette on title page and 19 engraved folding plates. pp.: [XXVI]; 334 [blank2] Pages 111-193 and 201-288 printed in two columns in Italian and in Latin Provenance: New York Horticultural Society, bequest of Kenneth K. Mackenzie,October 1934, with bookplate a very good and crisp copy of this 2nd edition, rarer than the Amsterdam edition also published in 1698 Marcello Malpighi (10 March 1628 - 29 November 1694) was an Italian biologist and physician, who is referred to as the "Founder of microscopical anatomy, histology & Father of physiology and embryology". Malpighi's name is born by several physiological features related to the biological excretory system, such as the Malpighian corpuscules and Malpighian pyramids of the kidneys and the Malpighian tubule system of insects. The botanical family Malpighiaceae is also named after him. He was the first person to see capillaries in animals, and he discovered the link between arteries and veins that had eluded William Harvey. Malpighi was one of the earliest people to observe red blood cells under a microscope, after Jan Swammerdam . His treatise De polypo cordis (1666) was important for understanding blood composition, as well as how blood clots. In it, Malpighi described how the form of a … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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