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- adj. Describing a school of thought that maintained that physiology and pathology could be explained in terms of physics
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as iatrophysical.
Page 136, Volume 3 logical counterpart of Cartesian physics, it was a theo - retical culmination of the iatromechanical current which had already become widespread in the medical sciences of the first half of the seventeenth century.
Borelli, author of the famous work on "The Motion of Animals" (Rome, 1680-1681), brought to the study of the action of muscles a profound knowledge of physics and mathematics and really founded the mechanical, or iatromechanical school.
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.
154 His "Anatomic Générale," published in 1802, gave an extraordinary stimulus to the study of the finer processes of disease, and his famous "Recherches sur la Vie et sur la Mort" (1800) dealt a deathblow to old iatromechanical and iatrochemical views.
a death-blow to old iatromechanical and iatrochemical views.