Volume 26, Issue 52, November 2018
Filosofia e Medicina sobre Dor e Sofrimento
Palmira Fontes da Costa
As Meditações Sobre as Lágrimas e o Choro de Johan Friedrich Schreiber
This article briefly presents Philosophical-Medical Meditations on Tears and Crying by the German physician Johan Schreiber, a dissertation which systematizes knowledge on the physiology of crying in the early eighteenth century. It is also a work which attributes some importance to the affections, including pain and sadness and to the causal relationship between prolonged crying and some diseases as well as the therapeutic effects of tears.