Giuseppe Saverio Poli: Magnetic Therapy in Palermo at the Beginning of XIX Cent.

Roberto Mazzola


The article presents a not well known text written by Giuseppe Saverio Poli, one of the most important South italian scientist, living and working between the end of XVIII century and the first years of XIX century. The Breve saggio sulle virtů curative della calamita, printed in Palermo in 1811, is a short text devoted to one of the most controversial scientific topic of those years, magnetic therapy.

Keywords: Giuseppe Saverio Poli Magnetic Therapy Experimental Physiology

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