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Intellectual Development of Carl Von Rokitansky

  • Ronald E. Batt
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Abstract

Fortunately, Goethe’s scientific philosophy of precise observation spread to Austria as an antidote to Schelling’s natural-philosophical system that had retarded medical science in Austria as it had in Germany.2 Natural scientific pathology emerged out of natural philosophical pathology. In the latter case Sigerist explained, one “tries to work out a system of manifestations abstractly, which is as nearly as possible without gap.” On the other hand, in natural scientific pathology “one explains only as much as may be sustained by observation and in experiments.” Instead of speculation, one constructs and tests hypotheses to bridge gaps in knowledge, hypotheses which are discarded when new observations make them indefensible.3

Keywords

Pathological Anatomy Ontological Conception Cell Theory Paris School Life Force 
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© Springer-Verlag LondonLimited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald E. Batt
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  1. 1.State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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