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Andrea Cesalpino - Biography, Philosophical works, Medical and physiological works, Botanical works, Source

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Botanist, anatomist, physician, and physiologist, born in Arezzo, NC Italy. He was professor of medicine and director of the botanic garden in Pisa (1553–92), then became physician to Pope Clement VIII. He propounded a theory of the circulation of the blood that pre-dated the work of Harvey, and initiated scientific plant classification based on methods suggested by Theophrastus. He was the author of De plantis (1583), the first textbook establishing botany as a scientific subject.

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