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Inventor of clinical thermometer. SANCTORIUS. De Statica Medicina Aphorismorum Sectiones Septem.

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Inventor of clinical thermometer. SANCTORIUS. De Statica Medicina Aphorismorum Sectiones Septem.
 Inventor of clinical thermometer. SANCTORIUS, SANTORII. De Statica Medicina Aphorismorum Sectiones Septem, Accedunt Commentarii Martini Lister et Georgii Baglivi Patavii, J.B. Conzatti, 1728

8vo, 150x80 mm, Contemporary vellum; pp. [8], 264. Good fresh specimen with wide margins.

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The author taught in Padua and was one of the highest representatives of the iatro-physics school; this work is a classic on metabolism, diet, motion, sleep, pulsology and so on. He invented the clinical thermometer and describes it. Fulton, History of Physiology p. 161: ?Santorio introduced the use of instruments of precision for making measurements and is regarded as the founder of the modern study of metabolic processes.? The work had many reprints.
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