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Quo ad D.G. spectant in Pitcarnii Probl. de inventoribus, after August 1688

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [42]

Scope and Contents

Commentary on Archibald Pitcairne's Edinburgh edition of Solutio Problematis de Historicis; seu de Inventoribus Dissertatio, (1688) of which an enlarged edition appeared at Leiden in 1693. This tract made Pitcairne's subsequent medical career on the continent for its vindication of the claims of William Harvey to the discovery of the circulation of the blood. It contains other things as well, notably the first public presentation of Gregory's second method of quadrature, on which Pitcairne and Gregory worked together between 1685 and 1691 when Gregory moved to Oxford. Pitcairne, who hailed from Edinburgh, was an enthusiastic amateur mathematician, and in fact helped secure Gregory's appointment as professor there.

Dates

  • after August 1688

Creator

Physical Description

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Physical Description

genreform: manuscript

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Extent

From the Fonds: 0.5 metre

Physical Description

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Physical Description

genreform: manuscript

Processing Information

possible bibliographic reference: Archibald Pitcairne, 1688 Edinburgh edition of "Solutio Problematis de Historicis; seu de Inventoribus Dissertatio"

Kiki's number = 45

Processing Information

Duncan Fisher 22 June 2001

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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