Medical philosophies are often difficult to explain completely. For this reason the following descriptions are provided of the various philosophies earlier reviewed as a part of this research. Most of these come from Bradford’s History of Medicine notes published in 1898 (title page above). The following are mentioned in these items extracted from the text.
- Theophilus Border (1722-1776) – Vitalism [Montpellier]
- Anton de Haan (1704-1776) – Ideology: Simplest Treatments = Early Nature Cure [Vienna]
- Benjamin Rush – Fought Boerhaave’s teachings, modified Brunonianism. [Philadelphia]
- Hermann Boerhaave (1668 - ) [No specific philosopher.] [Leyden]
- George Ernst Stahl (1660- ) Iatrochemist. [Anspach]
- Friedrich Hoffmann (1660 - ) Iatromechanist. [Halle]
- Samuel Hahnemann ( - ) Homeopathy.
- John Brown ( - ) Brunonianism.
- Gall (1757 – 1828). Phrenology.
- Rasori of Milan. Modified Brunonianism – stimolo and contrastimolo.
- Francois Joseph Victor Broussais (1772-1838). External Irritation theory (esp. heat)
- Johann Andreas Roeschlaub (1768 -1835). Theory of Excitement.
- Crollius. 1608. Phytognomomics/Doctrine of Signatures