From medical astrology to medical astronomy: sol-lunar and planetary theories of disease in British medicine, c. 1700-1950

Author: Harrison, M.
Abstract: After 1700, astrology lost the respect it once commanded in medical circles. But the belief that the heavens influenced bodily health persisted – even in learned medicine – until well into the nineteenth century. The continuing vitality of these ideas owe
Keywords: History, Statistics, Medicine, Diseases, Moon, Fever, Erasmus Darwin
Notes:Author’s abstract
Publication: British Journal for the History of Science 33 (116) 2000 25-48

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