Medical History From The Earliest Times; A Popular History Of The Healing Art

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byEdward Theodore Withington

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1894 Excerpt: ... APPENDIX VII. THE ALLEGED VIVISECTION OF MEN IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. The charge of vivisecting human beings, brought against some of the great anatomists of the sixteenth century, has been recently revived for controversial purposes, and it may therefore be worth while to examine the evidence upon which it is based. The accusation is made against three men, Berengar of Carpi, Vesalius, and Fallopius, in particular, and against the anatomists of the University of Pisa in general. In the treatise De Morbo Gallico, attributed to Fallopius, it is said that Berengar of Carpi so hated the Spaniards that he shut up two of them, suffering from that disorder, intending todissect them alive, for which thing he was expelled (from Bologna) and died at Ferrara (vivos anatomicis administrationibus destinaverit, qua de re profligatus Ferrariae obiit). Later writers assert that he actually vivisected two Spaniards. The origin and refutation of this charge may probably be found in the preface to hisCommentary on the Anatomy of Mondino. He begins by saying that his book is founded on observations both of the dead and the living, but he afterwards explains that by "the living" he means only patients whom he has treated surgically " for in our time we do not dissect the living, though much more might be learnt from them than from the dead, did we not desist from such a work because of its cruelty". The story is rejected by all modern historians (see Haeser, ii. 25). The charge against Vesalius was made by his bitter enemies, the Galenists Dulaurent (1599) and Riolan (1624), more than a generation after his death, and the only instance they adduce is the famous case of the Spanish nobleman whom he dissected in the belief that he was dead; a story, which though not without som...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1894 Excerpt: ... APPENDIX VII. THE ALLEGED VIVISECTION OF MEN IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. The charge of vivisecting human beings, brought against s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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