Extra material, new edition of Scherz's biography of Steensen

Extra material, new edition of Scherz’s biography of Steensen

In 2013 Springer Verlag published an English translation of 34 scientific works by Niels Steensen and volume one of Gustav Scherz’s seminal biography of  Steensen (1987). This edition was edited and translated by Troels Kardel and Paul Maquet.  Extra material…

Guidelines for readers of the scientific papers by Niels Stensen

Guidelines for readers of the scientific papers by Niels Stensen

By Troels Kardel, MD Stensen’s active life in research lasted from 1660 to 1674. His 34 scientific works fall into two main categories: the anatomical works and the geological works. 33 of these were collected and edited in  Nicolai Stenonis…

The function of ovaries

The function of ovaries

By Hans Kermit Anatomists in Stensen’s time were aware of the ovaries and the fallopian tubes and of their function in  oviparous, or egg-laying, animals. The corresponding organs in mammals and humans had also been described, but were understood to…

Milk is produced in the breasts

Milk is produced in the breasts

Art: “Motherhood” by Stanisław Wyspiański. National Museum, Warsaw By Hans Kermit Stensen discovered that milk production was a result of glandular activity in the breast. Previously it had been thought that milk was produced elsewhere in the body and carried to the…