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Archivos de cardiología de México

On-line version ISSN 1665-1731Print version ISSN 1405-9940


DE MICHELI, Alfredo. Cardiology writings in New Spain and in the first century of the Independent period. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2015, vol.85, n.1, pp.59-62. ISSN 1665-1731.

The first writings on cardioangiology found in public and private libraries of New Spain from the XVI century to the first century of the Independent period in Mexico are mentioned. These go from the truly incunabular ones, books printed until the year 1500, to the physiology treatises published by European authors in the XVII and XVIII centuries, as well as the cardiology texts from French authors of the first half of the XIX century. The writings were depicted in the catalogs of the University library, founded in 1762, as well as in the library of a master builder of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the XVII century and that of a physician of the XVIII century, Dr. José Ignacio Bartolache. The latter, in turn, edited for a brief period, from October 1772 to February 1773, a scientific-medical journal, «Mercurio Volante», which was the first scientific-hebdomadary publication in the Americas. Likewise, in the libraries of New Spain, several European scientific journals could be found, such as the one edited by the abbot Rozier, in which the initial writings of Lavoisier appeared. The exchange of ideas and knowledge, pointed out herein, attests to the always enthused interest of given individuals from New Spain on the boundless and passionate domains of cardioangiology.

Keywords : Libraries in New Spain; Scientific journals; Books on cardioangiology; Mexico.

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