Santorio Santori and the Emergence of Quantified Medicine, 1614-1790 : Corpuscularianism, Technology and Experimentation /

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...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Barry, Jonathan (Editor,, Bigotti, Fabrizio (Editor,
Format: eBook
Published: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.
Edition:1st ed. 2022.
Series:Palgrave Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine,
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction - Fabrizio Bigotti and Jonathan Barry
  • 2. 'Gears of an Inner Clock': Santorio's Theory of Matter and its Applications - Fabrizio Bigotti
  • 3. The Uncertainty of Medicine: Readings and Reactions to Santorio between Tradition and Reformation (1615-1721) - Fabiola Zurlini
  • 4. Daniel Sennert's Response to Santorio Santori in the Light of Chymical Atomism - William R. Newman
  • 5. Atoms, Mixture, and Temperament in Early Modern Medicine: The Alchemical and Mechanical Views of Sennert and Beeckman - Elisabeth Moreau
  • 6. Regius between Santorio and Descartes: The Quantification and Mechanization of the Passions in Seventeenth-Century Medicine - Fabrizio Baldassarri
  • 7. Santorio and Leibniz on Natural Immortality: The Question of Emergence and the Question of Emanative Causation - Andreas Blank
  • 8. Santorio Santori on Plague: Ideas and Experience between Venice and Naples - Vivian Nutton and Silvana D'Alessio
  • 9. 'An inquisitive man, considering when and where he liv'd': Robert Boyle on Santorio Santori and Insensible Perspiration - Salvatore Ricciardo
  • 10. Giovanni Alfonso Borelli and Santorio on the Explanation of Fevers - Fabio Zampieri
  • 11. Bodies in Balance: Santorio's Legacy in Baglivi's Medicine - Luca Tonetti
  • 12. Disputing Santorio: Johannes de Gorter's Neurological Theory of Insensible Perspiration - Ruben Verwaal
  • 13. The Influence of Santorio Santori on the Dietetics of Carl Linnaeus - Luciana Costa Lima Thomaz
  • 14. Weighing Authority: Lavoisier's and S├ęguin's Reassessment of Santorio's Experiments on Transpiration - Francesca Antonelli.