Provides a study of the origins, discovery, and progress of certain of
the great ideas of this branch of science. The authors have taken various
approaches to their subject matter, some chapters begin with the earliest
historical record while others begin much later. Throughout there are
valuable insights into how great scientific ideas are born.
"I found almost all of the chapters very readable and entertaining, as well
as providing valuable insight into how scientific ideas are born. . ."
Chest states, "This book should be of great interest to medical
historians, as well as to investigators interested in how the great concepts
of circulatory physiology were developed."
Edited by Alfred P. Fishman and Dickinson W. Richards
1982, 879 pp.; 248 illus., ISBN 019-520699-1