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Written in 1641, the ''Apologia pro circulatione sanguinis'', Ent’s most significant work on [[anatomy]], defends the theories of [[William Harvey]]’s book ''[[Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus|de Motus Cordis]]'' (''On the Circulation of the Blood''), directly responding to the criticism of [[Emilius Parisianus]]. This book is significant both on the merits of Ent's own anatomical theories and because it offered one of the first in-depth defenses of Harvey’s work.
In the ''Apologia'', Ent elaborates on Harvey’s theories on [[circulation]], suggesting that a “nutritive fluid” nourishes the body by passing through the nerves. Ent draws on [[John Mayow]]’s theories on [[innate heat]] and [[Respiration (physiology)|respiration]] in his discussion of the [[nervous system]]. In addition to Harvey’s work, Ent references both ancient and contemporary sources, particularly mentioning writers discussing topics now considered occult, whom Harvey dismissed.
===''Sive animadversiones in Malachias Thrustoni''===
Translation: ''Or Observations against Malachi Thruston''.
The ''Sive animadversiones in Malachias Thrustoni'' contains Ent’s analysis of [[Malachi Thruston]]’s theories on [[respiration]]. While containing a reasonable critique, the original theories Ent puts forth in this work do not go beyond those expressed in his Apologia, making this work less significant than the Apologia as an original expression.
===Lectures on Anatomy===
*Munk, William. ''The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London''. 2d ed. rev. and enlarged. London: 1878. Volume I. 223-227.
==External Linkslinks==
*[ Royal Society's archive of George Ent's speeches and notes]
*[ Sir George Ent's Commonplace Book]
*[ Early Letters of the Royal Society]
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