LOGAN CLENDENING, M.D.
Galileo Galilei was attending a service at the Cathedral at Pisa (the date was circa 1581). He was not much interested in the sermon or the prayers, but his attention was directed to a chandelier which swung backwards and forwards above his head.
The lack of interest Galileo displayed in the blessed mutter of the mass that day in the Cathedral of Pisa has worked entirely to our benefit. Galileo was the scion of a noble Tuscan family and had become a student in medicine at the University of Pisa, much to his father's disgust, because the paternal desire was
CLENDENING L. The History of Certain Medical Instruments. Ann Intern Med. ;4:176–189. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-2-176
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