Teresa Hollerbach

Teresa Hollerbach

Teresa Hollerbach

Teresa Hollerbach (Freiburg i. Br., 1988) studied History of Science and History of Technology at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Florence (2009-2016).

She graduated with a master thesis entitled “Sanctorius Sanctorius: His Work De Statica Medicina and Its Social Context”.

Since 2016, she is a predoctoral fellow of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

Her research focuses on Early Modern History of Medicine. She takes account of the work of the physician Sanctorius Sanctorius (1561-1636), who was among the first to develop instruments to measure – and to quantify – physiological change and thereby introduced quantitative research into physiology.

In her dissertation project she considers Sanctorius’s work in the process of the emergence and establishment of the methods of quantification in science and specifically in the frame of the formation of the iatro-sciences.