The Hanoverian Scholar and the Doctor of the Peasants

Francesco Giampietri


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Bernardino Ramazzini met in Modena in autumn 1689, and made friends. Rereading their correspondence and finding other coeval documents, the author reconstructs a scientific relation forgotten by historians. They not only discussed on air pollution, artesian wells and barometric forecast, but more generally favored the foundation of social medicine on epidemiology. Hence the Leibnizian contribution to the European fortune of Third Hippocrates.


Key words: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Bernardino Ramazzini Neoippocratism


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