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Santorio Santori and the Emergence of Quantified Medicine, 1614-1790

Corpuscularianism, Technology and Experimentation

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Offers the first study in English of the works and legacy of Santorio Santori, known as the father of experimental medicine

  • Highlights the role played by medical practitioners such as Santorio in the development of corpuscularian ideas

  • Explores how Santorio's ideas were adapted and challenged throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

  • Chapters 1 and 2 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine (PSMEMH)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction

    • Fabrizio Bigotti, Jonathan Barry
    Pages 1-63Open Access
  3. Santorio Santori on Plague: Ideas and Experience Between Venice and Naples

    • Vivian Nutton, Silvana D’Alessio
    Pages 217-238
  4. Santorio’s Influence on the Dietetics of Carl Linnaeus

    • Luciana Costa Lima Thomaz
    Pages 347-370
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 403-421

About this book

This book examines the life and works of Santorio Santori and his impact on the history of medicine and natural philosophy. Reputed as the father of experimental medicine and procedures, he is also known for his invention of numerous scientific instruments, including early precision medical devices (pulsimeters, hygrometers, thermometers, anemometers), as well as clinical and surgical tools. The chapters in this volume explore Santorio’s legacy through the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. They highlight the role played by medical practitioners such as Santorio in the development of corpuscularian ideas, central to the ‘new science’ of the period, and place new emphasis on the role of the life sciences, chemistry and medicine in encouraging new forms of experimentation and instrument-making.

Chapters 1 and 2 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Keywords

  • Theory of Qualities and Matter
  • Galileo
  • Santorio-Obizzi controversy
  • Chymical Atomism
  • Daniel Sennert
  • Isaac Beeckman
  • Plague
  • Alfonso Borelli
  • Baglivi
  • Insensible Perspiration
  • Johannes de Gorter
  • Corpuscularianism
  • Experimentation
  • Quantification

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

    Jonathan Barry

  • Institute for the History of Medicine, Julius Maximilian University, Würzburg, Germany

    Fabrizio Bigotti

About the editors

Jonathan Barry is an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and Guest Professor at LMU in Munich, Germany. He is an early modern social and cultural historian with a particular interest in the history of science, medicine and witchcraft, and co-editor of Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic. He was co-founder of the Centre for Medical History at Exeter and a Wellcome Senior Investigator in Medical Humanities (2012-18) for a project on medical practice in England, Ireland and Wales 1500-1715.

Fabrizio Bigotti is an intellectual historian with a specialisation in the history of science, medicine, and technology in the late medieval and early modern period (1300-1700). His publications include works on late-Renaissance Galenism, Santorio Santori, early modern corpuscularianism and precision instruments. His work focuses particularly on the history of quantification, being more broadly concerned with the role that classical and medieval philosophies played in the development of early modern logic, theory of matter, anatomy, and physiology. He is the founding director of the Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance (CSMBR) and Research Fellow at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg in Germany. Since 2018, he is also honorary research fellow at the College of Humanities of the University of Exeter, UK.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Santorio Santori and the Emergence of Quantified Medicine, 1614-1790

  • Book Subtitle: Corpuscularianism, Technology and Experimentation

  • Editors: Jonathan Barry, Fabrizio Bigotti

  • Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79587-0

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: History, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-79586-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-79587-0

  • Series ISSN: 2524-7387

  • Series E-ISSN: 2524-7395

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 421

  • Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: History of Early Modern Europe, History of Medicine, History of Science, Cultural History, History

Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-79587-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)