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Title The ovary of Eve : egg and sperm and preformation / Clara Pinto-Correia.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1997.


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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 396 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-376) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Embryology -- History.
Reproduction -- Research -- History.
Science -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Science -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Embryology -- Europe -- History.
Reproduction -- Europe.
Science -- Europe -- History.
Science -- history.
Embryology -- history.
Genre History.
Electronic book.
Summary The Ovary of Eve is a rich and often hilarious account of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century efforts to understand conception. In these early years of the Scientific Revolution, the most intelligent men and women of the day struggled to come to terms with the origins of new life, and one theory--preformation--sparked an intensely heated debate that continued for over a hundred years. Clara Pinto-Correia traces the history of this much maligned theory through the cultural capitals of Europe. "The most wonderfully eye-opening, or imagination-opening book, as amusing as it is instructive. & quo.
Other Title Print version: Correia, Clara Pinto. Ovary of Eve. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1997 9780226669526