These are physiology in the modern sense, as dating from Haller, and pathological anatomy, as dating from Morgagni.
The work of Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682-1771) had and still preserves a permanent importance beyond that of all the contemporary theorists.
Morgagni's work at once made an epoch in the science.
The contribution of Morgagni to medical science must be regarded as in some respects the counterpart of Sydenham's.
But it is on the combination of the two methods - that of Sydenham and of Morgagni - that modern medicine rests; and it is through these that it has been able to make steady progress in its own field, independently of the advance of physiology or other sciences.