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Paul Unschuld

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520257658

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520257658.001.0001

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Galenism as Trade in Antiques

Galenism as Trade in Antiques

55 Galenism as Trade in Antiques
What Is Medicine?

Paul U. Unschuld

University of California Press

Progress in anatomy in the early modern age was slow and the distancing from Galenic anatomy was gradual. One might object that Galen's knowledge experienced a thorough reacquisition and was further developed to the extent that some historians even talked about “Galenism”. The Parisian anatomist Jacques Dubois, named Sylvius, the teacher of Vesalius, was one of them. He had accepted the new knowledge of the vein valves from younger anatomists. But apart from that, he saw the interior of the body only as Galen had presented it over a millennium beforehand. There are groups with anachronistic world views in the twenty-first century and it was also in the fifteenth and sixteenth century, when Berengario da Carpi, Nicolo Massa, Charles Estienne, Giovanni Battista Canano, and Andreas Vesalius published their views. They were not totally influenced by the copies and reproductions of Galenism. They were still impartial enough to explore the details of the body's reality without being led astray by a prefabricated theory.

Keywords:   early modern age, Galenic anatomy, Galenism, molecular biology, body's reality

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