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Reyna [Reina], Francisco de la

1. Dates
Born: fl
Died: 0
Dateinfo: Dates Certain
2. Father
Occupation: No Information
No information on financial status.
3. Nationality
Birth: Spanish (assumed)
Career: Spanish
Death: Spanish (assumed)
4. Education
Schooling: No University
He was a veterinary surgeon; surely no higher education.
5. Religion
Affiliation: Catholic (assumed)
6. Scientific Disciplines
Primary: Physiology
A passage in his Libro de albeyteria, 1547, has been hailed as expounding the circulation of the blood nearly a century before Harvey. In fact it does not. The book was apparently very useful; it went through eleven more editions between 1552 and 1647.
7. Means of Support
Primary: Miscellaneous
A veterinary surgeon; list as miscellaneous.
8. Patronage
Type: Aristocracy
He cared for the horses of the nobility, including the Duke of Alva.
9. Technological Involvement
Type: Agriculture
Veterinary practice. Although the histories of Spanish medicine are a major source about him, and articles about him appear in journals of medical history, agriculture seems a better category than medicine.
10. Scientific Societies
Memberships: None
  1. José Maria Lopez Piñero, et al., Diccionaria historico de la ciencia moderna en España, 2 vols. (Barcelona: Ediciones Peninsula, 1983). Anastasio Chincilla, Anales historicos de la medicina en general y biografico-bibliograficos de la Española en particular, 4 vols. (Valencia: Lopez et al, 1841-6), 1, 156-60.
  2. Antonio Hernandez Morejon, Historia bibliografica de la medicina española, (Madrid, 1943), pp. 9-11.
  3. J.J.Keevil and L.M.Page, "Francisco de la Reyna and the Circulation of the Blood," Lancet, 260 (1951), 851-3.
  4. Ronald S. Wilkinson, "The First Edition of Francisco de la Reyna's Libro de albeyteria," Journal of the History of Medicine, 23 (1968), 197-9.
Not Available and Not Consulted
  1. Sanz Egaña, Historia de la veterinaria española, (Madrid, 1941), pp. 112-19.
  2. R. Sancho de San Roman, Estudio critico de la obra de Francisco de la Reyna, (Salamanca, 1961).
Compiled by:
Richard S. Westfall
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Indiana University

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