Quanto Siano Salutari I Bagni

Sia per conservare la salute, sia per curare i morbi. Dialogo contro i nuovi medici

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In the sixteenth century a handsome argument was made in favour of the notion of visiting spas when the physician, Giovanni Francesco Brancaleone, wrote the book Quanto siano salutari i bagni. Now Leonardo Colapinto, a well-known medical historian, has removed this book from its oblivion on the shelves of the Vatican Library.

The book is available only in Italian language.


ISBN/EAN: 978-88-95642-03-1

Delivery time: 3-5 DAY


The work discusses the need to test the new boundaries of science in a wish to reconcile tradition and modernity. It reassesses a very ancient but still current method of healthcare and compares it to the exaggerated use of drugs, purges in particular. 

A convinced proponent of the benefits of thermal baths, Brancaleone praised hydrotherapy not only for reasons of hygiene but also and above all because of his conviction that it is an excellent way to keep one's health and cure illnesses. 


Leonardo Colapinto, is the President Emeritus and member of the Nobile Collegio Chimico Farmaceutico Romano, and a lecturer in the History of Medicine at La Sapienza University in Rome.

 

Language:
Italiano

Year of publication:
2004

Cover:
Morbida con bandelle

Package:
Brossura legata

Illustrations:
4

Pages:
160

Size:
17 x 24 cm