Medicine in the Renaissance:
(1493 - 1541)
'And such falling sicknesses have five seats ... One is in the brain, the second in the liver, the third in the heart, the fourth in the intestines, the fifth in the limbs ... and this is not only so in human beings but also in every living creature, in animals, which also fall down ... in the same form as in humans ... and the earthquake also has the same origin as the falling sickness ...
We say that it is impossible to cure the root of the disease, but that it is possible to prevent the root from growing.
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