The Ovary of Eve: Egg and Sperm and Preformation by Clara Pinto-Correia

By Clara Pinto-Correia

The Ovary of Eve is a wealthy and infrequently hilarious account of 17th- and eighteenth-century efforts to appreciate notion. In those early years of the clinical Revolution, the main clever women and men of the day struggled to come back to phrases with the origins of latest lifestyles, and one theory—preformation—sparked an intensely heated debate that endured for over 100 years. Clara Pinto-Correia lines the heritage of this a lot maligned idea during the cultural capitals of Europe.

"The so much splendidly eye-opening, or imagination-opening ebook, as a laugh because it is instructive."—Mary Warnock, London Observer

"[A] interesting and sometimes funny learn of a reproductive thought that flourished from the mid-17th century to the mid-18th century."—Nina C. Ayoub, Chronicle of upper Education

"More than simply an excellent tale, The Ovary of Eve is an item lesson in regards to the historical past of technology: do not belief it. . . . Pinto-Correia says she desires to inform the tale of history's losers. In doing so, she makes defeat sound extra beautiful than victory."—Emily Eakin, Nation.

"A glowing historical past of preformation because it as soon as affected each aspect of eu culture."—Robert Taylor, Boston Globe

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