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'All manner of ingenuity and industry' : a bio-bibliography of Thomas Willis 1621-1675 [electronic resource]

  • Compston, Alastair, author.
  • Oxford University Press
  • 2021
'All manner of ingenuity and industry' : a bio-bibliography of Thomas Willis 1621-1675 [electronic resource]
  • 자료유형
    단행본
  • 서명/저자사항
    'All manner of ingenuity and industry' :a bio-bibliography of Thomas Willis 1621-1675[electronic resource] / Alastair Compston.
  • 발행사항
    Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2021.
  • 개인저자
    Compston, Alastair,, author.
  • 형태사항
    1 online resource (824 pages) : illustrations (black and white, and colour).
  • 총서명
    Oxford medicine online
  • 일반주기
    Also issued in print: 2021.
  • 서지주기
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 일반주제명
    Medicine History 17th century Bibliography.
  • 기타형태 저록
    Print version : 9780198795391
  • ISBN
    9780191836664 (ebook) :
  • 언어
    영어

초록

This text celebrates the quatercentenary of the birth of Thomas Willis on 27th January 1621. As a physician in Oxford, Willis's work in the 1650s provides an example of rural medical practice in early modern England. As a member of the Oxford Philosophical Club that met from the 1640s, he was central to the move from classical scholasticism to accounts of anatomy and physiology based on observation and experiment. As Sedleian professor of natural philosophy in Oxford, the surviving records of his lectures from the 1660s provide an example of pedagogy in medicine at that time. And, after moving to London in 1667, Willis continued to interact with a community of scientists and physicians who transformed ideas on respiration, muscular movement and the nervous system.