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Iatromathematica

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Author(s): Zanier, G.
The term Iatromathematica was derived from the title of a Greek Hermetic treatise, well known in medieval latin translations; in a broader sense it refers to “astrological medicine” (i.e. the medical science which subordinates clinic observation and therapeutic praxis to the scrutiny of the stars). The theory of Iatromathematica is founded on several philosophical assumptions. The most obvious one is the so-called “material causalistic” assumption, which is already apparent from the opening words of the Iatromathematica: ‘The rays of the seven stars are interwoven in t…