- Hardcover: 150 pages
- Publisher: Charles C. Thomas (1931)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0006AL986
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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The publication of De Motu Cordis in 1628 marked the overthrow of a tradition of scientific explanation that had endured for almost 1500 years, and introduced within the biological sciences a convention based on close observation and direct experimentation. Harvey's rigorous and convincing logic yielded not only a statement of an epoch-making scientific discovery (the circulation of the blood), but a fascinating study of how an investigator should conduct experimental inquiries, and how to construct a maximally persuasive argument. There is remarkably little that one can point to, even 375 years later, that is factually "wrong."
- excerpt from the commentary by Robert G. Frank, Jr. on the CD-ROM --This text refers to the CD-ROM edition.