Medicine, 1450–1620, and the History of Science

  title={Medicine, 1450–1620, and the History of Science},
  author={N. Siraisi},
  pages={491 - 514}
  • N. Siraisi
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Isis
  • History of science and history of medicine are today largely organized as distinct disciplines, though ones widely recognized as interrelated. Attempts to evaluate the extent and nature of their relation have reached varying conclusions, depending in part on the historical period under consideration. This essay examines some characteristics of European medicine from the fifteenth to the early seventeenth century and considers their relevance for the history of science. Attention is given to the… CONTINUE READING
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