Malpighi and the Holy Body: Medical Experts and Miraculous Evidence in Seventeenth-Century Italy

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpaces, Objects and Identities in Early Modern Italian Medicine
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781405180405
StatePublished - Mar 24 2009


  • 'adumbration' of immortality
  • Between medicine and eschatology - two bodies in one cadaver
  • Boundaries between natural and supernatural bodily phenomena
  • Caterina Vigri - Saint Catherine of Bologna
  • Doctors and healing miracles
  • Her body's 'incorruption' - seen as her first miracle
  • Malpighi and the holy body - medical experts and miraculous evidence in 17th-century Italy
  • Positio and Promotor Fidei
  • Spiritual curiosity - cult of the holy body and Caterina's thaumaturgic powers
  • The healing of Sister Giustina Calcina, Maria Girolama Biasetti and Maria Geltrude Ghirardelli

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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