Erasmus Birthday Lecture

06 december 2019

6 December 2019 from 16:00 to 17:30 hrs
KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam

Amongst the text recovered, edited and translated by Renaissance humanists, were Greek medical writings such as those of Galen. Several of Erasmus’ English friends promoted ancient medicine as a solution to the public health issues facing a crowded metropolis such as London.

However, Erasmus’ approach to these Greek medical texts and his critical reaction to the edition of Galen produced by a team of English scholars highlights the differences between his humanistic project and that of his British colleagues.

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