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dc.contributor.editorHorwitz, Raineyen_US
dc.creatorGuerrero, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-29T21:30:15Z
dc.date.available2018-11-29T21:30:15Z
dc.date.created2018-11-29
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13087
dc.description.abstractIn 1616 in Padua, Italy, Fortunio Liceti, a professor of natural philosophy and medicine, wrote and published the first edition of De Monstruorum Causis, Natura et Differentiis (On the Reasons, Nature, and Differences of Monsters), hereafter De monstruorum. In De monstruorum, Liceti chronologically documented cases of human and animal monsters from antiquity to the seventeenth century. During the seventeenth century, many people considered such monsters as frightening signs of evil cursed by spiritual or supernatural entities. Liceti categorized monsters based on their potential causes, several of which he claimed were unrelated to the supernatural. Historians later noted that some documented monsters were infants with birth defects. In De monstruorum, Liceti elevated the status of monsters to potential subjects of scientific inquiry and provided an early model for the study of birth defects, a field later called teratology.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshLiceti, Fortunio, 1577-1657en_US
dc.subject.lcshLiceti, Fortunio, 1577-1657. De perfecta constitutione hominis in uteroen_US
dc.subject.lcshTeratologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbnormalities, Humanen_US
dc.subject.lcshEmbryologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshPathologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshFetus--Abnormalitiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshConjoined twinsen_US
dc.subject.lcshTeratogenesisen_US
dc.subject.meshCongenital Defectsen_US
dc.subject.meshAbnormalities, Congenitalen_US
dc.subject.meshBirth Defectsen_US
dc.titleDe Monstruorum Causis, Natura et Differentiis (On the Reasons, Nature and Differences of Monsters) (1616), by Fortunio Licetien_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTheoriesen_US
dc.subject.tagmonstersen_US
dc.subject.tagDe monstruorumen_US
dc.subject.tagFortunio Licetien_US
dc.subject.tagbirth abnormalitiesen_US
dc.subject.tagsupernaturalen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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