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Tractatus de Ventriculo et Intestinis

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1677

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Health Sciences Historical Collection WZ250 G561 1677

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[London]: Typis E.F. Prostat Venalis Apud Henricum Brome

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Tractatus de Ventriculo et Intestinis is a work that deals with the stomach and intestine, the peritoneum, omentum, abdominal muscles, skin, hair, and fat. In addition to giving a theory of digestion and fermentation, Glisson also discusses embryogenesis; a process that he studied when he was an assistant to Dr William Harvey. Importantly, Tractatus expands on Glisson’s theory of ‘irritability’ or response to stimuli of all tissues – a topic later made famous by Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777), the Swiss anatomist. Much of Glisson’s physiology was philosophical, and toward the end of the book he refers to ‘the sweetness of speculation’.

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Francis Glisson, “Tractatus de Ventriculo et Intestinis ,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 20, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11012.

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