BACCIO BALDINI (1517-1589), PROTOMEDICO ALLA CORTE MEDICEA TRA UMANESIMO E SPERIMENTALISMO
The article aims to shed light on some particular aspects of the activity and the scientific thought of Baccio Baldini, Director of the Laurentian Library and Court physician of the Medici family in Florence. The analysis of his work as a humanist and the recovery of some unpublished documents enable to define the figure of Baldini as a paradigmatic example of the court physicians of modern age in Italy, highlighting the complementarity between
humanism and experimentalism in the Renaissance medicine.
Key words: Baccio Baldini; history of Renaissance medicine; experimentalism and hippocratic tradition