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The Endeavour of Jean Fernel
With a List of the Editions of his Writings


Guillaume Plancy
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  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107453784

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  • Originally published in 1946, this book examines the writing and controversy of Jean Fernel's The Natural Part of Medicine, the 1542 publication that attempted to replace Galen's treatise on physiology. Sherrington assesses Fernel's impact on the field of medical writing, and includes multiple plates illustrating early editions of Fernel's treatise and important figures of the day. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in medical history.

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    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107453784
    • length: 246 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Part I. The Struggle and its Aims
    Part II. The Earliest 'Physiology'
    Part III. Success and the Close
    Appendix, Notes, Etc.:
    1. Biographical notices of Fernel Guillaume Plancy
    2. Plancy's 'Life' of Fernel
    3. Clichtoveus
    4. 'Insidiosae pacis'
    5. Jacques Govea
    6. Goulin's researches regarding Fernel
    7. Shellfish and the moon
    8. Valcher's tractates
    9. Riolan the Elder's works on Fernel
    10. The fatal tourney-wound of Henri II of France
    11. Other portraits of Fernel
    12. Guy Patin
    13. The text of the 'Physiology' of 1554
    14. Boerhaave's recommendation of books for medical curriculum
    15. Nicolas Leonicenus
    16. Thomas Lunacre
    17. Passage in the Pathologia, 1567
    18. Laurent Joubert's Paradoxes
    19. Fracastor on cause of syphilis
    List of editions of the writings of Jean Fernel
    Chronology of events

  • Author

    Charles Sherrington


    Guillaume Plancy

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