Vitalism,
from Haller to the Cell Theory

Proceedings of the Zaragoza Symposium. XIXth International Congress of History of Science (22-29 August 1993)
Edited by G. Cimino and F. Duchesneau

1997, cm 17 x 24, 360 pp.

ISBN: 9788822245281

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This volume concerns itself with the manifold of vitalism that influenced the building up of the life sciences and practical medicine from mid-XVIIIth to mid-XIXth century, in the timespan between two capital research programmes: Haller’s physiology centred on fiber irritability and sensivity vital properties, and the cell theory as developed by Schwann and his followers.