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Alternate Title(s): Commentaria in canonis Avicennae
Author: Santorio Santorio
Publication Location: Venice
Year: 1646

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Galileo’s physics, applied to medicine: Santorio Santorio (also known as Sanctorio or Sanctorius) practiced medicine in Padua, in the Venetian Republic. Santorio, Galileo, Giofrancesco Sagredo and Paolo Sarpi frequently collaborated in empirical investigations and moved in the same intellectual circles in Venice. Santorio designed a number of instruments which applied the principles of mechanical physics to medicine, including a thermos cope, pulsilogium, and weighing chair.

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Theme(s): Health Sciences, Scientific Instruments, Engineering
Chronological Period: 17th century
Geographical Region(s): Italy, Europe
Resource Type: Book