The idea was embraced by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railway, which were then struggling to finance the construction of the railway Southern Methodist University But he was a man with that rarest of all qualities — intellectual honesty; and by dint of cultivating that great faculty, which is more moral than intellectual, it had become impossible for him to say he believed anything which he did not clearly believe.
I know not any period of our history — I doubt if there be any period of the history of any nation — which has precisely such a record as this to show for a hundred years.
So far as regards the motions of the heart and the course of the blood, the first man in the Middle Ages, and indeed the only man who did anything which was of real importance, was one Realdus Columbus, who was professor at Padua in the yearand published a great anatomical treatise.
One is grieved to think that the grand old man should have gone down to his tomb without the vast satisfaction it would have given to him to see what the Italian naturalist Malpighi showed only seven years later, inwhen he demonstrated, in a living frog, the actual passage of the blood from the ultimate ramifications of the arteries into the veins.
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But it is not given to any man to be altogether right that is a reflection which it is very desirable for every man who has had the good luck to be nearly right once, always to bear in mind ; and Erasistratus, while he made this capital and important discovery, made a very capital and important error in another direction, although it was a very natural error.
Harvey arrived in the America, inHarvey conceived an idea that was to change the landscape of the south west more rapidly than the ongoing railway construction would ever achieve. And I desire also, with some particularity, to draw your attention to the methods by which that discovery was achieved; for, in both these respects, I think, there will be much matter for profitable reflection.
Now that was a very remarkable and striking discovery.