Gentile da Foligno and the Via Medicorum

  • R. French
Part of the International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 110)


The great change in medieval Italian medicine, the addition of natural philosophy to vocational training, has been made clear to us by Siraisi in her study on Taddeo Alderotti.1 The introduction of the Aristotelian libri naturales enabled Taddeo and his circle to present medicine as a university subject with a standing equal to that of law. The universal arts of Aristotelian argument could be applied to medicine and medicine as a science could be treated as a natural extension of Aristotelian natural philosophy.


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