Autopsies in 1700s provided early evidence against the four humors

Lawrence, Leah
March 2008
Hem/Onc Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p25
The article traces the history of autopsy which was a vital tool used in both forensics and medical education. According to the article, it is the most open-access method available for examining the human body. Giovanni Morgagni's book "The Seats and Causes of Disease Investigated by Anatomy" was one of the first significant contributions to the field of autopsy. It highlights the general increase in autopsies during the 1800s.


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