Three papers in Philosophical Transactions, Volume 38

Publisher Information: London: W. Innys and R. Manby, 1735. (1) Sloane, Sir Hans (1660-1753). An account of symptoms arising from eating the seeds of Henbane, with their cure, and some occassional Remarks, 99-101.
(2) Boerhaave, Hermanni (1668-1738). [Experiments on Mercury], 145-167.
(3) Sloane, Sir Hans. Conjectures on the Charming or Fascinating Power attributed to the Rattle-Snake: grounded on credible Accounts, Experiments and Observations, 321-331.
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Hermanni Boerhaave (1668-1738) was a Dutch Botanist, chemist, Christian Humanist, and physician of European fame. He is regarded as the founder of clinical teaching and of the modern academic hospital and is sometimes referred to as "the father of physiology," along with the Venetian physician Santorio Santorio (1561-1636). Boerhaave introduced the quantitative method to medicine, and is best known for relating symptoms to lesions. He was the first to isolate the chemical urea from urine. He was also the first physician to put thermometer measurements to clinical practice. His motto was Simplex sigillum veri: 'Simplicity is the sign of the truth.' He is often hailed as the "Dutch Hippocrates." (wikipedia).

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