The pathophysiology and therapy of erectile dysfunction in a newly discovered treatise by Wolfgang Reichart (1486 –circa 1547)
The pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction was highly contested in Renaissance medicine due to the believe in witches and incantations.1,2 A newly-found treatise by the physician Wolfgang Reichart (1486 –circa 1547) challenges the contemporary view that bewitchment as a cause of impotence defies any natural explanation. Reichart studied in Tübingen and worked as a town physician of Ulm since 1512. Nearly 600 letters of his letters are preserved, but only half of them are edited. The letters are not primarily medical in nature except one casuistry on melancholy and circa 60 letters which can be considered epistolary medicine.
Erectile dysfunction recognition dates back to Ancient Greece, praying to Aphrodite. Even the Bible mentions retribution for adultery by punishing Abimelech with impotence.1 Hippocrates described erectile dysfunction as an imbalance of humors. Still, it was Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 –1519) who first clarified these classical descriptions by observing the requirement of blood flow from executed men's resulting erections after hanging.2 However, the teachings of Hippocrates pervaded Western medical thought until well into the Renaissance.
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