Latin

A Little Treatise on the Teeth

Being a translation and facsimile edition of the first authoritative book on dentistry, Libellus de Dentibus (1563), edited and introduced by David A. Chernin and Gerald Shklar, with a translation from the Latin by Joan H. Thomas

Bartholomaeus Eustachius

May 13, 2012

“Bartolomeo Eustachio (1520-1574) was one of the great anatomists of all time. In many ways his anatomical studies were more detailed and comprehensive than those of his more famous contemporary Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), but his major studies remained unknown until their eventual publication in Amsterdam in the beautiful edition of 1714…Eustachio’s contributions to the development […]

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Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius

or a Sidereal Message

Translated from the Latin by William R. Shea
Introduction and notes by William R. Shea and Tiziana Bascelli

May 13, 2012

An instrument can change the world and compel us to rethink our place in the universe. The telescope did just this, but only when it was used by Galileo, whose eye was prepared to see new things and whose hand was able to depict what he saw. It was not only because Galileo was a […]

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