Hoffman RD651.F67 1610, pt.1
PIETER VAN FOREEST (1522-1597)
Pieter van Foreest was a sixteen century Dutch
physician who was a pupil of Vesalius. He served as town physician for
over fifty years, first in Alkmaar and later in Delft. Because of his
thoughtful therapeutic approach to patient care, he is often considered
the Dutch Hippocrates.
He began publishing his Observationes et curationes in
1588, usually issuing three or four books at a time. Ultimately his books became a comprehensive series on disease, which ultimately included
more than thirty volumes. The series reflected an extensive summary of
sixteenth century medical knowledge, and was frequently cited by later
This is Book Five, published in 1610. The Hoffman Library
also Book Six, published as a companion to this volume (Hoffman RD651.F67 1610, pt. 2),
which is bound with Book Five.
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