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Experimenting with chymical bodies: Reinier de Graaf's investigations of the pancreas.
In the late seventeenth century, traditions in anatomy and chymistry came together to ground new theoretical and experimental approaches to understanding the animal body. The researches of DutchExpand
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Mechanism, the Senses, and Reason: Franciscus Sylvius and Leiden Debates Over Anatomical Knowledge After Harvey and Descartes
By the mid-seventeenth century, philosophy, anatomy, and chymistry were inextricably bound together, and concentrated in lively debates over the action of the heart. In the wake of Harvey’sExpand
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Introduction Analysis and Synthesis in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
The close ties between theory and practice in the history of chemistry are perhaps nowhere more evident than in the emphasis on analysis and synthesis. Historically, these terms can be applied to aExpand
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Experimental Clinical Medicine and Drug Action in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Leiden
summary:Leiden University boasted one of the most popular and influential medical schools of the mid-seventeenth century, drawing hundreds of students from across Europe. These students participatedExpand
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“Making Trials” in Sixteenth- and Early Seventeenth-Century European Academic Medicine
Throughout the sixteenth century, learned physicians across Europe performed a diverse array of “trials” of phenomena and published reports about them. This essay traces the phrase “periculum facere”Expand
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Analysis and Synthesis in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
The close ties between theory and practice in the history of chemistry are perhaps nowhere more evident than in the emphasis on analysis and synthesis. Historically, these terms can be applied to aExpand