Palgrave Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine
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Santorio Santori and the Emergence of Quantified Medicine, 1614-1790

Corpuscularianism, Technology and Experimentation

Editors: Barry, Jonathan, Bigotti, Fabrizio (Eds.)

  • 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
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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.

About the authors

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.


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eBook 106,99 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

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
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-79587-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-79587-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-79586-3
Series ISSN
2524-7387
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 418
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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