iatromathematical love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as, iatrophysical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to iatromathematicians or their doctrine.

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  • adjective obsolete Pertaining to a practice of medicine in conjunction with astrology.
  • adjective Pertaining to a theory or practice of medicine founded on mathematical principles.


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From Ancient Greek ἰατρομαθηματικός, from ἰατρόs ("doctor") + μαθηματικός ("mathematical"). Compare iatro-, mathematical.


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  • The Iatrophysical school (also called iatromathematical, iatromechanical, or physiatric) was founded on theories of physiology, probably by Borelli, of Naples (1608-1679), although Sanctorius; Sanctorius, a professor at Padua, was a precursor, if not directly interested in establishing it.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume II: The Beginnings of Modern Science

  • Paracelsus goes farther, and will have his physician [2848] predestinated to this man's cure, this malady; and time of cure, the scheme of each geniture inspected, gathering of herbs, of administering astrologically observed; in which Thurnesserus and some iatromathematical professors, are too superstitious in my judgment.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • An important new school of medical theory was the iatrophysical or iatromathematical (_iatros_ from the Greek -- physician).

    Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699


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