Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576), renowned as a mathematician,
encyclopedist, astrologer, and autobiographer, was by profession
a medical practitioner. His copious writings on medicine reflect
both the complexity and diversity of the Renaissance medical
world and the breadth of his own interests. In this book, Nancy
Siraisi draws on selected themes in Cardano's medical writings to
explore in detail the relation between medicine and wider... more...