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mental physiology, the greatest biologist since Aristotle, whose work On Generation is a commentary on Aristotle in the Aristotelian spirit of return to nature. 17th century: Great revival of Hippocratic tradition:
Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689) "The English Hippocrates ",
Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738).
i8th century: Partial eclipse of the ancients, through scientists' absorption in direct investigation of Nature; cf., e.g.,
C. Linnaeus (1707-1778),
Georges Cuvier (1769-1832).
Rediscovery of the significance of Hippocrates and of the Aristotelian biology, — a modern achievement:
R. T. H. Laennec (1781-1826), inventor of stethoscope; valuable hints derived from Hippocratic writings;
Francis Adams (1796-1861); praise of Hippocratic surgical treatises;
Johannes Mtiller (1801-1858),
George H. Lewes (1817-1878),
William Ogle (1827-1912);
all derived direct inspiration from Aristotle's biological works, in spite of independent research work.