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Università di Cagliari
Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia

Notes of the lessons on the History of Medicine (A Sardinian perspective) as taught by Prof. Alessandro Riva to the medical students of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Cagliari.

Table of Contents

Lesson  1: The Medicine of Ancient Greece

Lesson  2: Hellenistic-Roman Medicine. Arab Medicine. Medieval Times

Lesson  3: Medicine in the 13-16th centuries: Universities, Hospitals, Anatomical Revolution

Lesson  4: The 17th century: Scientific Revolution. Circulation of the Blood. The Doctrine of Contagion. Witch Hunting

Lesson  5: The end of the 17th century, the beginning of the 18th century. Spontaneous generation. Acarus as the cause of scabies. Microscopic anatomy. Anatomical waxworks.

Lesson  6: The 18th century. Clinical anatomy and the pathology of organs. Spallanzani. Jenner.

Lesson  7: First part of the 19th century. Semeiotics, Sanitary assistance, Cell Pathology, and Microbiology.

Lesson  8: 19-20th Centuries. Specialisations. Malaria. Chemotherapy. Antibiotics. The latest discoveries. Giuseppe Brotzu and cephalosporin.

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