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Postgraduate courses have attracted internationally famous lecturers to the Boerhaave Quarter of Leiden in the Netherlands since 1952. The university faculty designed the continuing educational plan to keep practicing physicians and specialists abreast of recent progress in a wide variety of medical fields. They dedicated the program to Herman Boerhaave who joined the medical faculty in 1693 when medical practice throughout the world was chaotic and confused by the introduction of concepts of chemistry, physics, anatomy, and pathology. Herman Boerhaave succeeded so well in organizing 17th century medical thought that his students were able to carry their progressive scientific attitudes throughout Europe to establish great centers of medical learning—van Swieten and De Haen in Vienna; von Haller in Göttingen; J. Th. Eller in Berlin; C. Linnaeus in Uppsale, Sweden; and Monro, Rutherford, Plummer, Sinclair, and Innes in Edinburgh—and, by transplantation from these great schools of Europe, to the original medical
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