By Hisao Ishizuka
This booklet offers an entire account of the idea that of fiber and fiber conception in eighteenth-century British medication. It explores the pivotal function fiber performed as a defining, underlying inspiration in anatomy, body structure, pathology, therapeutics, psychology, and the existence sciences. With the slow dying of old humoralism, the forged fibers seemed at the clinical scene either because the simple development unit of the physique and as a dynamic agent of existence. As such, fiber stands on the middle of eighteenth-century drugs, either iatromechanism and iatro-vitalism. concerning the cultural facets of fiber, the Baroque, and the tradition of sensibility, this ebook additionally demanding situations the generally held assumption that the eighteenth century used to be the age of the nerve and in its place deals an alternate version of fiber.
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Life sciences), fiber was deemed to be the most appropriate concept to explain animal growth within the preformationist framework, a dominant paradigm in enlightenment embryology. Moreover, the concept of fiber was employed to determine individual constitutions and differences in gender and social rank. In short, fiber and “fiber theory” occupied a critical place in eighteenth-century medicine, particularly in theoretical medical discourse. Eighteenth-century medical discourse from c. ” The prevalence of this vocabulary bears witness to a concerted effort of medical theorists to transform the older medical theory of the “humoral” and fluid body into a theory of solidism.
26 H. ISHIZUKA 86. Walker, “Medical Spirits in Philosophy and Theology from Ficino to Newton,” in Music, Spirit, and Language in the Renaissance, ed. Penelope Gouk (London: Variorum Reprints, 1985). 87. de Diemerbroeck, 6. PART II The Fiber Body in Eighteenth-Century Medicine CHAPTER 2 “Fiber Body” in the Era of Iatromechanism, c. 1700 to 1740s This chapter deals with this important aspect of British medical theory in the anatomy, physiology, pathology, therapeutics, and biology of the first half of the eighteenth century.
De Diemerbroeck, 3. 82. , 4. 83. Ibid. 84. Crooke, 30. 85. de Diemerbroeck, 5. 26 H. ISHIZUKA 86. Walker, “Medical Spirits in Philosophy and Theology from Ficino to Newton,” in Music, Spirit, and Language in the Renaissance, ed. Penelope Gouk (London: Variorum Reprints, 1985). 87. de Diemerbroeck, 6. PART II The Fiber Body in Eighteenth-Century Medicine CHAPTER 2 “Fiber Body” in the Era of Iatromechanism, c. 1700 to 1740s This chapter deals with this important aspect of British medical theory in the anatomy, physiology, pathology, therapeutics, and biology of the first half of the eighteenth century.
Fiber, Medicine, and Culture in the British Enlightenment by Hisao Ishizuka