PRIVATE COLLEGE OF AMSTERDAM, (Collegium Privatum Amstelodamense)
Observationes anatomicae selectiores. [Part II: Observationum anatomicarum… pars altera]. 2 vols.Amsterdam: Caspar Commelin, 1667 – 1673.
The only publications of one of the earliest scientific societies, active from 1664 to 1672. Founded by Gerard Blaes, and numbering Jan Swammerdam among its members, the college devoted itself to comparative anatomical and physiological investigations of the lower vertebrates, concentrating primarily on fishes and mammals. The above works contain the first publication of Swammerdam’s early experiments with neuro-muscular physiology. Other portions of the works were probably written by Blaes. Facsimile edition edited by F.J. Cole, Berkshire: University of Reading,1938. Digital facsimile of the 1938 edition from the Internet Archive at this link.
Subjects: COMPARATIVE ANATOMY, Neurophysiology, PHYSIOLOGY › Comparative Physiology