Between anatomy and religion: The conversions to Catholicism of the two Danish anatomists Nicolaus Steno and Jacob Winslow

Grell, Ole Peter (2007). Between anatomy and religion: The conversions to Catholicism of the two Danish anatomists Nicolaus Steno and Jacob Winslow. In: Grell, Ole Peter and Cunningham, Andrew eds. Medicine and religion in Enlightenment Europe. The history of medicine in context. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 205–222.

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Abstract

The strange case of the anatomist son of a Danish, Lutheran pastor who studied in Paris where he not only practised anatomy successfully, but became a Catholic. he was converted by the great Catholic preacher Bossuet who had already played a significant part in the conversion of his famous uncle, Nicolaus Steno. The article explores the similarities and differences of the two cases.

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