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Antonio Cocchi

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– Biography:
– Elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1736
– Noted & Skilfull Physician at Florence
– Former Professor of Physic and Philosophy at the University of Pisa
– Author of Several Books
– Secretary to a Society in Florence

– Cocchi influenced by Pythagoras
– Authored “Del vitto pitagorico per uso della medicina” in 1743
– Translated into English as “The Pythagorean Diet”
– Documented health benefits of a vegetable diet
– First to suggest scurvy may result from lack of vegetables

– Selected publications:
– “Dellanatomia”, 1745
– “Del vitto pitagorico per uso della medicina” (1743)
– “Du Regime De Vivre Pythagoricien à lusage de la Médecine” (1750)
– “Consulti medici” (1791)
– “The Life of Asclepiades” (1762)

– References:
– Autopsy of Antonio Cocchi performed by Saverio Manetti
– Elizabeth Rawson’s analysis of Cocchi’s work
Rod Preece’s book “Sins of the Flesh: A History of Ethical Vegetarian Thought”
– George Sebastian Rousseau’s book “Enlightenment Borders: Pre- and Post-modern Discourses: Medical, Scientific”
Ken Albala’s article “Insensible Perspiration and Oily Vegetable Humor: An Eighteenth-Century Controversy over Vegetarianism

– External links:
– Wikiquote and Wikimedia Commons related to Antonio Cocchi
– “Viva! Health” resources on vegetarianism
– Various writings by advocates of vegetarianism
– Chefs and cookbook authors supporting vegetarianism

Antonio Cocchi (Wikipedia)

Antonio Cocchi (3 August 1695 – 1 January 1758) was an Italian physician, naturalist and writer. He was best known for his work on anatomy.

Antonio Cocchi
Antonio Cocchi
Born(1695-08-03)3 August 1695
Died1 January 1758(1758-01-01) (aged 62)
Known forAnatomy, vegetarianism
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