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Angelo Gatti (1724-1798)

Un medico toscano in terra di Francia
  • Veronica Massai,

Angelo Gatti, a Tuscan doctor and intellectual, dedicated his life to the application and spread of smallpox inoculation. In the second half of the eighteenth century this technique found itself at the centre of a heated debate, involving not only medical-health fields, but also political, theological and intellectual ones. The Tuscan doctor spent most of his life in France where he became, thanks to his intellectual and human skills, an inoculator à la mode and where he won the friendship of illustrious personalities such as Diderot, Morellet, M.me d'Épinay, M.me du Deffand and the dukes of Choiseul. Therefore, the life and work of Angelo Gatti constitute not only a precious source for understanding the state of medical knowledge of the time, but also provide us with an interesting insight into the life of the Century of Enlightenment.

  • Keywords:
  • Medicina,
  • Servizi sanitari,
  • Storia,
  • Angelo Gatti,
  • Toscana,
  • Settecento,
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Veronica Massai

Scuola Normale of Pisa, Italy

Veronica Massai graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Florence in 2006 with a final interdisciplinary dissertation on cultural relations between France and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany (1737-1790). She is currently a student of the specialisation course in historical disciplines at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa.
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Book Title

Angelo Gatti (1724-1798)

Book Subtitle

Un medico toscano in terra di Francia

Authors

Veronica Massai

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Number of Pages

106

Publication Year

2008

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© 2008 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IT

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-8453-829-1

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978-88-8453-828-4

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978-88-8453-829-1

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978-88-9273-843-0

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Studi e saggi

Series Issn ISSN

2704-6478

Series E-Issn

2704-5919

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