From medical astrology to medical astronomy: soli-lunar and planetary theories of disease in British medicine, c. 1700-1850

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 ow
Keywords: belief, heavens, bodily health, Robert Boyle,Richard Mead, James Lind, moon, disease
Publication: British Journal of HIstorical Science Vol 33 (116 pt 1) March 2000 25-48

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