The Glorious Revolution and medicine in Britain and the Netherlands

  title={The Glorious Revolution and medicine in Britain and the Netherlands},
  author={Simon Schaffer},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={167 - 190}
  • S. Schaffer
  • Published 1 July 1989
  • History
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
During the 17th century, the universities of The Netherlands, and especially that at Leiden, rose to dominate European medical culture. Equipped with an excellent botanical garden and anatomy theatre, established following Italian models in the late 16th century, and with an observatory and chemical laboratory, built in the mid-17th century, Leiden represented the model of the innovative academy. Its clinical course, inaugurated in 1638, was widely seen as a centre of excellence (1). For… 

Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland's Glory

A fascinating exploration of the relationship of competition and assimilation between England and the Netherlands during the 17th century, revealing how Dutch tolerance, resilience and commercial


ABSTRACT This article argues that the Edinburgh physician Archibald Pitcairne made a significant and original contribution to European religious heterodoxy around 1700. Though Pitcairne has been

Vital anti-mathematicism and the ontology of the emerging life sciences: from Mandeville to Diderot

Anti-mathematicism here is a key component of a naturalistic, open-ended project to give a successful reductionist model of explanation in ‘natural history’ (one is tempted to say ‘biology’), a model which is no more vitalist than it is materialist—but which is fairly far removed from early modern mechanism.

Resurrecting the Body Politic – Physiology’s Influence on Sir William Petty’s Political Arithmetick

This article attempts to investigate how Petty’s proposals could have differed so much in their scope and content from those of his colleagues, while remaining true to their largely shared Baconian and Harveyan origins.

The uses and abuses of mathematics in early modern philosophy: introduction

‘anti-mathematicism’ and its cognates are used to refer to criticism(s) of the application of (some) mathematics.

On the Role of Newtonian Analogies in Eighteenth-Century Life Science

Newton’s impact on Enlightenment natural philosophy has been studied at great length, in its experimental, methodological and ideological ramifications. One aspect that has received fairly little

Archibald Pitcairne, David Gregory and the Scottish Origins of English Tory Newtonianism, 1688–1715

Gregory (D.) et Pitcairne (A.) considerent la philosophie naturelle newtonienne comme une antidote a l'enthousiasme religieux. L'introduction des methodes mathematiques en medecine sert de base a de

David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism: Methodology and Ideology in Enlightenment Inquiry

Tamas Demeter discusses the relation of Hume’s philosophy to the methods, language and outlook of Newton-inspired Scottish physiology and chemistry.