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De Motu Animalium

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De Motu Animalium

By Giovanni Alfonso Borelli


This is the work that founded the discipline of biomechanics and the first work to apply Galileo's mechanics to the motion of animal limbs. This is also the first work to insist that the heartbeat is simply a muscular contraction.  According to Garrison-Morton: “Borelli originated the ne…

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Early Modern17th CenturyScienceScientific RevolutionMedicineMedicalCardiologyKinesiologyMechanicsAnimal MotionPhysicsGalileoQueen ChristinaBiomechanics


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