© 2011 Stephen Gaeta


Text from the seminal 1809 work of cardiology Cases of the Organic Disease of the Heart, with Dissections and Some Remarks Intended to Point Out the Distinctive Symptoms of These Diseases, by John Collins Warren. In this work, Warren describes the symptoms of 11 of his patients with heart disease as they presented in his office and, later, on his dissecting table. (SOURCE)


Text from the 1628 treatise De Motu Cordis (otherwise known as On the Motion of the Heart and Blood) by William Harvey, in which he first postulates the circulation of blood from the right side of the heart through the lungs into the left heart before perfusing the rest of the body. (SOURCE)


Text from Chromosome 1 of the human genome.


Text from Zoonomia, the 1794 masterpiece of Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles), in which he attempted to catalog and explain human anatomy, pathology, and physiology, including the visual system. (SOURCE)


Text from the The Sceptical Chymist by Robert Boyle (1661), in which he provided the foundations of modern chemistry by proving that matter is comprised of individual atoms. (SOURCE)