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Hermann, Dutch physician, 1668-1738. See: Boerhaave syndrome.
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It details his early life and marriage; his first experiences with science; his microscopes; his discoveries and research related to blood cells, protozoa, bacteria, and spermatozoa; his legacy; and the role of scientists like Jan Swammerdam, Reinier de Graaf, and Herman Boerhaave in his life.
Thus, there was Herman Boerhaave in Leiden, William Cullen (3), and the triumvirate of Monros in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and William and John Hunter in London (1).
But, certainly, not in a way that simply parrots the "master," once described as "the miracle of our time" by Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738).
Parker looks at the accomplishments and legacy of another great (but less-known) hero of science, Herman Boerhaave, the nearly forgotten father of modern medicine, who may well be responsible for the fact that you are still alive.
Even the religiously uncontroversial Herman Boerhaave leaned toward a reductionist psychology, and Cook speculates that "it may even have been through puzzling out Boerhaave's meanings on the relation between brain and mind that led La Mettrie into explicit materialism" (397), thus tying Dutch medical materialism directly to the radical enlightenment and the French Revolution.
The two sets of biographical materials we have discovered that are most pertinent to our investigation appear in (1) Robert James's massive Medicinal Dictionary (3 vols., London, 1743-45), to which Johnson was a minor contributor;(8) and (2) Herman Boerhaave's New Method of Chemistry .
INVENTING CHEMISTRY: Herman Boerhaave and the Reform of the Chemical Arts by John C.