[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 35.175.201.14. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
March 1935

LE CLERC'S ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN OF CHEMOTHERAPY AND THE INTRODUCTION OF SYPHILIS INTO EUROPE

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO

From the department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Medical School.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(3):324-328. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460210035003

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

Daniel LeClerc (1652-1728), who wrote the first large history of medicine, came from a family of scholars and was the son of a physician. He was born in Geneva on Feb. 4, 1652. He studied there as well as in Montpellier and Paris. Afterward he settled in Geneva, where he practiced until his death, which occurred on June 17, 1728. In spite of an extensive practice, he found time for scientific works, the most prominent of which is his well known history. The title page reads: "Histoire de la médecine (Ou l'on voit l'origine et les progrès de cet art) par Daniel LeClerc, Docteur en Médecine—Geneva, 1696." This work deals with the history of medicine from earliest antiquity to the beginning of the seventeenth century. It is written in a delightfully quaint French style, is lucid, colorful and replete with references to classical authors and abounds in medical anecdotes of

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×