Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A term applied to a school of physicians which took its rise in Italy in the seventeenth century. They songht to explain the functions of the body and the application of remedies by statical and hydraulic laws, and were eager students of anatomy, since it was only by accurate knowledge of all the parts that they could apply their mathematical and dynamical principles.
“Whereas the iatrophysical thought primarily in terms of matter, forces, and motions, the iatrochemical thought chemical relationships were fundamental.”
“An important new school of medical theory was the iatrophysical or iatromathematical (_iatros_ from the Greek -- physician).”
“The iatrochemical school existed alongside the iatrophysical.”
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