A Physician and a Man of Science: Patients, Physicians, and Diseases in Marcello Malpighi's Medical Practice

  title={A Physician and a Man of Science: Patients, Physicians, and Diseases in Marcello Malpighi's Medical Practice},
  author={Marco Bresadola},
  journal={Bulletin of the History of Medicine},
  pages={193 - 221}
  • M. Bresadola
  • Published 29 July 2011
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Marcello Malpighi (1628-94), the celebrated Italian anatomist, was also a very successful physician and, as his correspondence indicates, medical consultant by post. This article focuses on the professional and social network that developed around Malpighi's medical activity. The network played a major role in promoting Malpighi's professional career and in disseminating his scientific ideas. Malpighi's medical practice was indeed fully integrated within his views of the structure and… 
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