Santorio Sanctorius (1561-1636) - founding father of metabolic balance studies.

@article{Eknoyan1999SantorioS,
  title={Santorio Sanctorius (1561-1636) - founding father of metabolic balance studies.},
  author={G. Garabed Eknoyan},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={226-33}
}
The intellectual renaissance of the closing decades of the sixteenth century provided the fertile ground in which the budding spirit of scientific inquiry emerged in the seventeenth century. Direct observation, soon augmented by instrumentation that allowed for quantification and, therefore, verification, became the revelatory medium for the progress of the sciences. In medicine, progress depended on the application of the exact sciences of chemistry, mathematics and physics to the study of… CONTINUE READING

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