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Teresa Hollerbach

Predoctoral Fellow (Apr 2016-Mar 2019)

MA, Doctoral Student, Technische Universität Berlin

After having completed my studies in History of Science and History of Technology in Berlin and Florence, I became Predoctoral Fellow at the MPIWG. My work focuses on European Early Modern History of Medicine, especially in Italy. At the turn of the seventeenth century, we find a highly diversified European medical world. Intellectual and philosophical contexts played an important role in the development of medicine and can provide us with an insight into the broad connections that existed between medicine and other branches of natural knowledge. Despite the established traditional way of medical teaching and learning at the universities, many of those involved in medicine were open to new ideas and contemporary new trends. In this context, the physician Sanctorius Sanctorius (1561-1636) developed instruments to measure—and to quantify—physiological change. In my research, I consider Sanctorius’ work in the process of the emergence and establishment of the methods of quantification in science and specifically in the frame of the formation of the iatro-sciences. My PhD supervisor is Prof. Dr. Friedrich Steinle and cosupervisor is Prof. Dr. Matteo Valleriani. I currently stand as the PhD representative of the MPIWG.

 

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The Emergence of Iatromechanical Medicine

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