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Harvard-Milton Project award: “Exams, Disputes and Dissertations: The Making of Medical Knowledge in Early Modern Europe.”

May 28, 2018

How did early modern scholars work together to generate and publish new medical knowledge? This project examines an important bibliographic discovery: a set of 176 treatises, pamphlets, dissertations and disputations written by the renowned physician and professor of anatomy Daniel Sennert (Wrocław 1572–Wittenberg 1637) in collaboration with 488 different co-authors, most of them his supervised doctoral students. Our project analyzes and contextualizes this trove of unstudied materials for what it reveals about academic collaboration in the...

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