E. J. H.
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The year 1765 was in a doldrums of medical progress. Auenbrugger had published Inventum Novum ex Percussione Thoracis Humani . . . in 1761, and Heberden was to describe in 1768 the definitive features of angina pectoris. Not much later, Withering was to establish the use of digitalis. Typified chiefly by such particular advances in method, practice, and clinical description, the eighteenth century was hardly stirred by winds of concept like those that had blown through the seventeenth century and were to freshen thought again in the century ahead. Harvey and Malpighi had already set their foundations for modern medicine,
H. EJ. Two Centuries of a Medical School. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1061–1062. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1061
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1061-1062.
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