M0006325: Sanctorio sitting in the balance that he constructed

20 June 1939
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M0006325: Sanctorio sitting in the balance that he constructed. In copyright. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Previous title, replaced August 2020: Sanctorius: Ars de statica medicina


Engraving showing Santorio Santorio sitting in the balance that he constructed to determine the net weight change over time after the intake and excretion of food stuffs and fluids, as set out in his work Ars ... de statica medicina et de responsione ad Staticomasticem [H. Obicii], aphorismorum sectionibus octo comprehensa, first published in 1614.


20 June 1939

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1 photograph glass plate negative; 12 x 16.5 cm


Catalogue data comes from a combination of entries in the original glass plate registers, metadata created when the glass plates were digitised in the early 2000s and enhancements made by the cataloguer in 2020.

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