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
- 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.
- Antonio Hernandez Morejon, Historia bibliografica de la medicina española, (Madrid, 1943), pp. 9-11.
- J.J.Keevil and L.M.Page, "Francisco de la Reyna and the Circulation of the Blood," Lancet, 260 (1951), 851-3.
- 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
- Sanz Egaña, Historia de la veterinaria española, (Madrid, 1941), pp. 112-19.
- 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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