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Introduction In 1704, the Croatian physician Giorgio Baglivi (1668-1707), one of the leading representatives of Iatromechanics in Italy, published the Canones de medicina solidorum, a commentary to Santorio’s De Statica medicina. According to the preface to Giovanni Francesco Mauroceno, Baglivi used to recommend Santorio’s work to his students during his lectures at Archiginnasio in Rome. Since this text was out of print and therefore difficult to find, a Roman bookseller invited Baglivi to write some additional annotations to be added in a future reprint of that work. After some hesitation, Baglivi agreed and completed his commentary in only a few days. We