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Ruysch, Frederik, 1638-1731

Anatomiae and Botanices Professoris Thesaurus Anatomicus, many folding engraved plates by Vivium and Huijberts. Amsterdam, Janssonio-Waesbergios, 1721.

Ruysch, professor of anatomy at Leyden and Amsterdam, is notable for his method of injecting the vessels. The recipe for the material used by Ruysch has remained a secret. He gave the first description of bronchial blood vessels and vascular plexuses of the heart, demonstrated the valves of the lymphatics, and made a great number of other important discoveries in anatomy. (Morton's Medical Bibliography, Fifth Edition, Edited by Jeremy M. Norman)'s

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