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Patients and healers in the context of culture. An exploration of the borderland between anthropology, medicine, and psychiatry

@article{Porter1981PatientsAH,
  title={Patients and healers in the context of culture. An exploration of the borderland between anthropology, medicine, and psychiatry},
  author={R. Porter},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1981},
  volume={25},
  pages={435 - 436}
}
Some are well known, such as Fernel, Malpighi, Baglivi, and Lancisi: some are historically obscure, such as Capivaccius, Sebizius, and J. C. Hufeland. The "grand climax" is reached with Ippolito Francesco Albertini (1662-1738). Albertini worked with Morgagni: he was a kinsman and assistant of Malpighi, and a close friend of Valsalva. Such a distinguished medical entourage seems to have overshadowed Albertini's clinical achievements. Indeed, it has needed a seasoned medical practitioner to… Expand
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