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CombatDeffective t1_iqnslo9 wrote

I mean, 10 years is research... 30 years? That's just a fetish at that point.


benefit_of_mrkite t1_iqovy3v wrote

Wonder if they had PhD candidates back then.

“Yes I will sponsor you but part of your lab duties will include weighing my food and excrement.”


Ameren t1_iqrloxs wrote

>Wonder if they had PhD candidates back then.

They did! Since the early days of the European university system (since the 1100s or so), graduate students have worked under the tutelage/mentorship of one or more advisors as part of their education. As a STEM PhD myself, academic genealogy is fun to look into. For example, Sir Isaac Newton had a student, who had a student, and so on, who eventually had me.

Santorio became the chair of Theoretical Medicine at the University of Padua, which was a very well-known and respected institution (Galileo also taught there, for instance). I'd have to do some digging, but I'm sure he had plenty of PhD students whose lineage continues to the present day.


m945050 t1_iqturpz wrote

An educational example of KJV's begets.


youngmindoldbody t1_iqoznox wrote

The Insensible Perspiration of Santorio Santorio just screams movie title.


Devadander t1_iqncoab wrote

He lived 1561-1636


dishonourableaccount t1_iqnfp4z wrote

You made a typo, the wikipedia entry says 29 March, 1561 – 25 February, 1636.

That’s 74 years, not 114.


Alphal66 t1_iqp4ctz wrote

thats pretty long for that era


dishonourableaccount t1_iqp5dhu wrote

114 would be for sure, but it's a misconception that people died much earlier in pre-modern times. Assuming you made it past the much higher chance of infant mortality and childhood diseases, odds are you could make it to 70 years old just like nowadays.


Swordidaffair t1_iqs6lku wrote

Thank you, silly how the idea that people only lived til like 18 spread.


haggisbasher16 t1_iqnqwyp wrote

I suppose there was no concept of fuel/energy then so I can see where the idea of perspiration came from


zip_tack t1_iqqbpjz wrote

He actually did calculate the correct amount of fluid loss via breathing etc. We add about the same amount if the patient is totally dependent on intravenous fluids.


beepo7654 t1_iqq6n2o wrote

Today we name his process, Instagram


CrieDeCoeur t1_iqnshpk wrote

I guess one's perspiration would be insensible if it was poop instead of sweat.


PorkyMcRib t1_iqp7le1 wrote

I bet he was a blast at parties.


MrTidels t1_iqq59y8 wrote

Hope they used separate scales…


Aelok t1_iqrcq26 wrote

He discovered metabolism, not germs.


SixedSigma t1_iqnow7p wrote

LOL first “qualitative” scientist. AKA “measurable” scientist. Makes sense


pagelsgoggles t1_iqqwgwu wrote

Santorio Santonio studied santorums.


ideographic t1_iqqps24 wrote

His peer reviews must really have been something.


m945050 t1_iqttv5t wrote

One of the first cases of innies and outies in recorded history.


want-to-say-this t1_iqqmzr5 wrote

Not at once. He saved it all and weighed it one time gosh.


TheLeopardSociety t1_iqn4vfq wrote

Now that I've learned this, how have I been made better?


AgentElman t1_iqnbry2 wrote

You never know. Just like he was not sure of the benefits of recording all of this. Or Tycho Brahe was not sure of the benefits of all of the celestial observations he made and recorded.

We tend to discover that there is a lot to learn from big data. And most of it is things we did not expect to learn.


lysianth t1_iqoic2l wrote

You probably gain nothing. Someone with curiosity would look into it more and learn. Maybe they just improve their own diet because of their findings, or maybe they get into research relating to the field.