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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

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BALLESTER ANON, Rosa. Medical biographies and their historical significance: the figure and the work of Bernardino Ramazzini (1633-1714). Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2014, vol.60, suppl.2, pp.26-33. ISSN 1989-7790.

The figure of Bernardino Ramazzini has been the subject of much research in a wide range of fields. The literature varies in its level of interest and in general leans towards a hagiographical approach. Written from the perspective of new currents in historiographical research on the biographies of scientists in general and doctors in particular, the aims of this work are twofold: on the one hand, to review some of the studies made of Ramazzini from different history of science and medicine perspectives, and on the other, to reconstruct the significance and most relevant features of his contributions to the genesis and development of Occupational Medicine.

Keywords : Ramazzini, Bernardino; Eighteenth Century; Occupational Medicine, History, Medical biographies.

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