The Immediate and Long Term Fortune of De Morbis Artificum Diatriba (1700 - 1713) by Bernardino Ramazzini

Francesco Carnevale

Abstract


No any other classical and modern medical text had a fortune comparable to the Ramazzinis De Morbis Artificum Diatriba. The number and distribution of new editions, translations, quotations and emulations illustrate the long-term fortune of the work. In the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries a differential impact of Ramazzinis De morbis developed all over Europe, due to different cultural, industrial and economical contexts in which the work conquered its fame. This article analyses in particular dictionaries and academic dissertations contributing, between XVIIIth and XIXth centuries, to the spreading of Ramazzinis work. 

 

Key words: Bernardino Ramazzini - De Morbis Artificum Diatriba - History - Fortune - Occupational Health 



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