Thomas Sydenham

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English physician (1624-1689)

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The term Saint Vitus' dance became popular after early epidemiologist Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689) used it in his classic description of acute chorea, "St Vitus dance is a sort of convulsion which attacks boys and girls from the tenth year until they have done growing.
En las palabras de Thomas Sydenham, uno de los grandes medicos britanicos del siglo XVII: "La fiebre es una poderosa maquinaria que la naturaleza trae al mundo para conquistar a sus enemigos".
Thomas Sydenham, according to Hanson, dismissed medical theory as found in books and instead recommended the reading of Don Quixote to those who would learn the trade of healers.
This transition is reflected, in part, in a selection of medical texts from the period (by physicians such as Thomas Sydenham, Bernard Mandeville, Richard Blackmore, Patrick Blair, and Robert Whytt), but it is most eloquently and comprehensively expressed in the poetry, fiction, and life writing of Anne Finch, Elizabeth Freke, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Hester Thrale Piozzi, and Mary Wollstonecraft.