What is termed the iatro-mechanical school of medicine, with G.
He thus had some share, though a share not generally recognized, in the foundation of the iatro-chemical school, now to be spoken of.
The most important of these were the so-called iatro-physical or mechanical and the iatro-chemical schools.
The iatro-physical school of medicine grew out of physiological theories.
The so-called iatro-chemical school stood in a much closer relation to practical medicine than the iatrophysical.
The chemical school met with violent opposition, partly from the adherents of the ancient medicine, partly from the iatro-mechanical school.
The medicine of the i 8th century is notable, like that of the latter part of the 17th, for the striving after complete theoretical systems. The influence of the iatro-physical school was by no means exhausted; and in England, especially through the indirect influence of Sir Isaac Newton's (1642-1727) great astronomical generalizations, it took on a mathematical aspect, and is sometimes known as iatro-mathematical.
In his medical doctrines he must be pronounced an eclectic, though taking his stand mainly on the iatro-mechanical school.
Animism in its completeness met with little acceptance during the lifetime of its author, but influenced some of the iatro-physical school.