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Sanctorius (Sanctorio Sanctorio) (1561-1636) Italian physician and physiologist, friend of Galileo. Shown here seated in his balance (a steelyard) in which he could eat and sleep. He was the first to perform experiments on metabolism. From 'Ars de statica medicina' by Sanctorius (Leyden, 1711).

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Sanctorius (Sanctorio Sanctorio) (1561-1636) Italian physician and physiologist, friend of Galileo.  Shown here seated in his balance (a steelyard) in which he could eat and sleep.  He was the first to perform experiments on metabolism.  From 'Ars de statica medicina' by Sanctorius (Leyden, 1711).