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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. Wellcome Collection via Wikimedia. Public domain. 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, […]