Matteo Borsa (1751-1798) an His "Hippocratic" Reform of Medicine

Alberto Jori

Abstract


The article examines an essay on philosophy of medicine that is, in the same time, a manifest for the reform of medicine. The author is Matteo Borsa (1751-1798) who was for a long period Segretario perpetuo of the Academia Reale di Mantova. The essay, originally entitled The physiologist, was published in 1781 and reveals a deeply skeptical vision of the cognitive power of medicine.


Key words: Matteo Borsa Philosophy of medicine Royal Accademy of Mantua Hippocrates


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