Giovanni Argenterio and Sixteenth-Century Medical Innovation: Between Princely Patronage and Academic Controversy

@article{Siraisi1990GiovanniAA,
  title={Giovanni Argenterio and Sixteenth-Century Medical Innovation: Between Princely Patronage and Academic Controversy},
  author={N. Siraisi},
  journal={Osiris},
  year={1990},
  volume={6},
  pages={161 - 180}
}
AFTER A CERTAIN AMOUNT of academic infighting, in 1587 Alessandro Massaria became first ordinary professor of practical medicine at the University of Padua. The chair was a prize well worth having, the Paduan medical school being as renowned throughout Europe for instruction i practical medicine as it was for anatomy. Massaria celebrated his success by delivering an oration, during which he reviewed the main contemporary schools of thought in medicine. These, according to Massaria, were three… Expand
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