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Commentarius in Currum Triumphalem Antimonii Basilii Valentini, a se latinitate donatum.

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Commentarius in Currum Triumphalem Antimonii Basilii Valentini, a se latinitate donatum.


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The full title reads as follows:

"Theodori Kerckringii Doctoris Medici Commentarius in Currum Priumphalem / Antimonii Basilii Valentini, a se latinitate donatum. / Amstelodami, / Sumptibus Andreae Frisii / M. DC. LXXI."

Issue Points

The first edition.

Historical Importance

Kerckring is particularly remembered for his ‘Spicilegium Anatomicum,’ which is an anatomical atlas of clinical observations, medical curiosities, autopsy discoveries along with general anatomical information. He is credited with describing "Kerckring's ossicles", which is an occasional ossification centre in the occipital bone that appears around the 16th week of gestation. He also provided a comprehensive description of the folds of the mucous membrane of the small intestine. These anatomical folds go by several different names, including the "valves of Kerckring", "Kerckring's folds", plicae circulares and valvulae conniventes. Kerckring used a microscope made by Spinoza. 

Provenance

1. Library of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (the Library's rectangular stamp at the foot of the title)

Early Modern17th CenturyScienceScientific RevolutionMedicineAnatomyGeneration

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