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Essay reviews

Vol. 20 No. 1 (2023)

A psychological challenge to qualitative philosophies: the weight of matter of insensible substance

18 April 2023


Essay review of Barry Jonathan, Bigotti Fabrizio, eds. Santorio Santori and the Emergence of Quantified Medicine, 1614-1790. Corpuscularianism, Technology and Experimentation. Palgrave Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan-Springer, 2022.


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