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Apologia pro circulatione sanguinis
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==Works and Theories==
George Ent’s significance lies mainly in his contributions to the works of others, particularly his critiques. He is known as one of the closest friends and first defenders of [[William Harvey]], and he is considered to be one of Harvey’s successors in the study of anatomy. Ent’s best known theories build on Harvey’s work, while the rest of Ent’s work spans a wide spectrum of knowledge.
===''Apologia pro circulatione sanguinis''===
Translation: ''Defense on Behalf of the Circulation of the Blood''
Written in 1641, the ''Apologia pro circulatione sanguinis'', Ent’s most significant work on [[anatomy]], defends the theories of [[William Harvey’sHarvey]]’s book ''De[[Exercitatio motuAnatomica cordisde Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus|de Motus Cordis]]'' (''On the MovementCirculation of the HeartBlood''), directly responding to the criticism of [[Emilius Parisianus]]. Ent’sThis personalbook theories,is notsignificant drawnboth fromon Harvey’s,the suggestmerits thatof aEnt's “nutritiveown fluid”anatomical nourishestheories and because it offered one of the body’sfirst [[nervousin-depth system]].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]] 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.
In addition to Harvey’s work, Ent references both ancient and contemporary sources, in the [[humanist]] tradition often used by educated writers at the time. Ent particularly differs Harvey in the Apologia’s use of [[John Mayow]]’s theories on [[innate heat]] and [[respiration]].
The ''Apologia'' is considered significant both for its position as one of the first works in defense of William Harvey and on its own merits.
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