The complex and fascinating world of medicine has always intertwined its fate with that of society, in a mixture of social and cultural aspects, scientific progress and deep political interests. The phenomenon of Brownism, a medical doctrine developed in the significant segment of time that marked the years between the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, seems to encompass stimulating attractions for the interpretation of a historical event involving scientific, cultural, social, political, reactionary and revolutionary aspects. ‘Brown’s echo’ after reverberating across half of Europe, reached Sicily, sparking a debate destined to attract great interest. The analysis of an essay written on the subject by the chief physician Antonino Di Giacomo, from Catania, Sicily, is particularly illuminating due to the interpretation of a scientific method so strongly connected to deep political connotations.
|Titolo:||Qualche parola su Brown. Un sistema medico tra scienza e politica nel Discorso di Antonino Di Giacomo|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|