The Concept of Pain in the 17th Century

Paolo Procacci, Marco Maresca

Abstract


The 17th Century is very important in the historyof sensation and pain. Philosophers, as Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, defined a new philophy of science. Physicians of the iatro-chemical School introduced the first principles of biochemistry, tied to the sensations. Physicians of the iatro-mechanical School postulated a really modern concept: the importance of nerve juices in sensibility and pain. 

 

Key words: Pain - Concept - 17th Century - History  


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