This book explores the importance of bodily fluids to the development of medical knowledge in the eighteenth century and reveals how physicians moved from a humoral theory of medicine to new chemical and mechanical models for understanding the body.
This book examines for the first time in English 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, Santorio is also known for the invention of scientific devices.
This book is the first transcription and extensive commentary on a fascinating but overlooked manuscript compilation of medical recipes and letters by some of the most influential physicians and scholars of the early seventeenth century.
Meagan S. Allen
Roger Bacon and the Incorruptible Human (1220-1292)
This book examines Roger Bacon’s alchemical theories and explains how he believed that alchemy, in conjunction with humoral medicine, could illuminate the method of prolonging life to extreme lengths.
This book provides the first comprehensive treatment of Albert the Great’s (c. 1193-1280) notion of virtus formativa, a shaping force responsible for crucial dynamics in the formation of living beings.