Illness and death are important events for people everywhere. No one is spared. However, faith and medical practice not the same everywhere. How do people understand the causes of illness and death and how they deal with these events culture different from culture. It is not surprising therefore that the medical practitioners and others are becoming increas ingly aware of the need to understand the influence of the social and cultural beliefs and medical practice. Culture the usual ways of thinking and acting in a society often affect the outcome of disease, illness and even occur.
To discuss embryological thought in seventeenth-century England is to discuss the main currents in
embryological thought at a time when those currents were both numerous and shifting. Like every other
period, the seventeenth century was one of transition. It was an era of explosive growth in scientific ideas and
techniques, suffused with a creative urge engendered by new philosophical insights and the excitement of
The popular favor with which former editions of this work have been received has required the production of
such a vast number of copies, that the original electrotype plates from which it has heretofore been printed,
have been completely worn out.
The book has been re-produced in London, England, where six editions have already been necessary to supply
the demand for it.
In order to continue its publication to meet the demand which is still active in this country, it has been
necessary, inasmuch as the original electrotype plates have become worn and useless, to re-set the work