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REDI, Francesco

6 entries
  • 2102

Osservazioni intorno alle vipere.

Florence: Stella, 1664.

The first methodical work on snake-poison. Redi demonstrated for the first time that, for the poison to produce its effect, it must be injected under the skin.



Subjects: TOXICOLOGY › Venoms, ZOOLOGY › Herpetology
  • 97

Esperienze intorno alla generazione degl’insetti.

Florence: all’Insegna della Stella, 1668.

In the first scientific study of spontanteous generation Redi’s experiments dealt the first real blow to the ancient doctrine. In these experiments Redi made use of what we now term “controls”. English translation, 1909.



Subjects: BIOLOGY
  • 294.1

Esperienze intorno a diverse cose naturali…

Florence: All’Insegno della Nave, 1671.

Includes the first scientific study of an electric fish. While the torpedo’s peculiar properties had provoked scientific speculation since at least the time of Aristotle, Redi was the first to perform an actual dissection of the fish for scientific purposes. He was the first to locate and examine the torpedo’s electric organs.



Subjects: COMPARATIVE ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY › Electrophysiology, ZOOLOGY, ZOOLOGY › Ichthyology
  • 2448.1

Osservazioni … intomo agli animali viventi che si trovano negli animali viventi.

Florence: per P. Matini, 1684.

Redi was among the first of the parasitologists. He demonstrated the reproductive organs of Ascaris lumbricoides and also ascaris eggs. The results of his experiments appear in the above work, which also records his study and description of 108 different species.



Subjects: PARASITOLOGY › Helminths › Parasitic Worms › Ascaris
  • 65

Opere. 7 vols.

Venice: Remondini, 1762.

Redi was a leading physician in Italy. He is best remembered for his experiments discrediting the theory of spontaneous generation and for his pioneer work in the field of parasitology (see No. 2448.1); see also the article on Redi by R. Cole in Annals of Medical History 1926, 8, 347-59.



Subjects: BIOLOGY, Collected Works: Opera Omnia, PARASITOLOGY
  • 13183

Bibliografia delle opere di Francesco Redi; segue la riproduzione della Lettera intorno all'invenzione degli occhiali scritta a Paolo Falconieri. Dall'edizione delle "Lettere" 1779-1795. By Dino Prandi.

Reggio-Emilia: Nironi & Prandi, 1941.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, BIOLOGY › History of Biology