Historia and materia: the philosophical implications of Francis Bacon's natural history.

@article{Giglioni2012HistoriaAM,
  title={Historia and materia: the philosophical implications of Francis Bacon's natural history.},
  author={Guido Giglioni},
  journal={Early science and medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 1-2},
  pages={
          62-86
        }
}
  • Guido Giglioni
  • Published 2012
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Early science and medicine
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