An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15011 entries, 12906 authors and 1846 subjects. Updated: June 10, 2021

BELLINI, Lorenzo

2 entries
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Exercitatio anatomica de structura et usu renum.

Florence: Ex typ. sub signo stellae, 1662.

Classic description of the gross anatomy of the kidney. Bellini discovered the renal excretory ducts (“Bellini’s ducts”) and advanced a physical theory of the secretion of the urine. A translation of an extract from the 2nd ed. (1663) is in J. F. Fulton’s Selected readings in the history of physiology, 2nd ed., 1966, pp. 350-52.



Subjects: Genito-Urinary System › Kidney: Urinary Secretion, NEPHROLOGY › Renal Anatomy, NEPHROLOGY › Renal Physiology
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  • 762.1

De urinis et pulsibus de missione sanguinis de febribus de morbis capitis, et pectoris.

Bologna: Ex typographia Antonii Pisarii, 1683.

Bellini began to develop his hydraulic iatromechanics in this work, in which he considered the blood as a physical fluid with simple mechanical and mathematicizable properties.  He realized the value of the urine as an aid to diagnosis and insisted on its chemical analysis in pathological conditions.



Subjects: BIOCHEMISTRY, Biomechanics, CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY, Iatrophysics, UROLOGY