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Giovanni Alfonso Borelli: de motu animalium an iatromathematic and mechanical understanding of the body and health,

Philippe Campillo France   Portrait of Borelli by Pierre-Roch Vigneron Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons Iatromathematics, also known as iatromechanics or iatrophysics, is above all a designation applied to a school of thought or to a sect of physicians. It claims to be able to subject all living phenomena to the rigors of computation, explaining […]