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September 2, 1939

Memorialia Herman Boerhaave

JAMA. 1939;113(10):969. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800350079039

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Abstract

This is a special printing (type reset) of the speeches delivered at the commemoration meeting of the two hundredth anniversary of the death of Herman Boerhaave, held at Leiden, the Netherlands, Sept. 23, 1938, which originally appeared in a special number of the Nederlandsch tijdschrift voor geneeskunde, Oct. 1, 1938, pp. 4777-4912. All the papers in Dutch have been translated into English, French or German. The papers of special interest to American readers are the scholarly account by J. D. Comrie on the influence of Boerhaave in the early days of the medical school in Edinburgh, Henry E. Sigerist's discussion of Boerhaave's influence on American medicine and K. F. Wenckebach's article on Boerhaave's relations with the medical school at Vienna. J. F. Fulton has contributed a paper on the influence of Boerhaave's Institutiones Medicae on modern physiology. Edmund von Lippmann discusses his contribution to chemistry, and Isidore Fischer of Vienna

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