Cesare Magati. Spanning over centuries

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Patrizia Fughelli


Cesare Magati, Egisto Magni, wounds


When talking about the History of Medicine we refer to various considerations about the ways in which body, health and disease are built, experienced and even negotiated. The primary literature texts investigated in this article are De rara medicatione vulnerum written by Cesare Magati, published in 1616, and the two articles written by Professor Egisto Magni published in the «Bullettino delle Scienze Mediche» in 1917 and 1919, the former on the rare dressing of Magati and the latter on the reform of the Magati surgery. The medicine of Magati saw the body through the discrepancy of humors, and his scientific point of view started from the statement that the distinction between doctor-surgeon and doctor-physician was «one of medicine’s misfortunes, something without reason, without authority and a damage to the patient».
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