PACHSmörgåsbord: Joseph Grunpeck

Friday, July 09, 2010

Exploring Collections: Tracts on the French Disease in the College of Physicians

This post points to some early tracts on the French Disease (often identified as syphilis) and offers a brief account of Joseph Grünpeck’s two works on the disease, highlighting his astrological account of the illness.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 07/09 at 11:23 AM

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Explaining Earthquakes ca. 1500

Earthquakes were commonly associated with celestial phenomena, either comets or planetary conjunctions. They were also connected to the outbreak of diseases. A fragment from some university lectures points to how astrology explained both earthquakes and diseases in early modern Europe.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/20 at 10:55 PM
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Astrology and Morbus Gallicus (aka Syphilis)

Albrecht Dürer’s syphilitic man illustrated a poem on syphilis by the Nürnberg physician Theodore Ulsenius who, like other physicians of the time, used astrology to explain the diseases advent, spread, and symptoms.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/24 at 05:43 AM
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