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By Clara Pinto-Correia

The Ovary of Eve is a wealthy and infrequently hilarious account of 17th- and eighteenth-century efforts to appreciate belief. In those early years of the medical 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 persevered for over 100 years. Clara Pinto-Correia strains the heritage of this a lot maligned conception during the cultural capitals of Europe.

"The such a lot splendidly eye-opening, or imagination-opening ebook, as fun because it is instructive."—Mary Warnock, London Observer

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

"More than simply a great tale, The Ovary of Eve is an item lesson in regards to the heritage of technological know-how: 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 heritage of preformation because it as soon as affected each part of ecu culture."—Robert Taylor, Boston Globe

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