Santorio Santorio

Santorio Santorio (29 March 1561 – 22 February 1636), also called Sanctorio Sanctorio, Santorio Santorii, Sanctorius of Padua, Sanctorio Sanctorius and various combinations of these names, was a Venetian physiologist, physician, and professor, who introduced the quantitative approach into medicine. Continue reading

Treatise on Basal Metabolism

The Treatise on basal metabolism, De statica medicina (On Medical Measurement) was published by Santorio Santorio, an Italian physician in 1614. Continue reading

First treatise on biophysics

Adolf Fick, a German physicist, published a treatise on biophysics entitled Die medizinische Physik (Medical Physics), its contents detailed the discussion of the fundamental laws governing diffusion and osmosis in living tissues. Continue reading

Treatise on dental anatomy

The Libellus de dentibus (Pamphlet on the Teeth) was the first treatise on dental anatomy, published by the Italian anatomist Bartolomeo Eustachi, in 1563. Continue reading

The First Dentistry Textbook

The text book was called "The Operator for the Teeth", published in England in 1685, by Charles Allen. Continue reading

A Woman Writes a Medical Text

A book concerning diseases of the stomach, kidneys and uterus, was written by Metrodora, a greek woman from around the 1st Century. Continue reading