Matteo Borsa (1751-1798) an His "Hippocratic" Reform of Medicine
Keywords:Matteo Borsa, Philosophy of medicine, Royal Accademy of Mantua, Hippocrates
AbstractThe article examines an essay on philosophy of medicine that is, in the same time, a manifest for the reform of medicine. The author is Matteo Borsa (1751-1798) who was for a long period Segretario perpetuo of the Academia Reale di Mantova. The essay, originally entitled "The physiologist", was published in 1781 and reveals a deeply skeptical vision of the cognitive power of medicine.