Pieter van Foreest's Observationum et curationum chirurgicarum, 1610
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 authors.
    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.

Portrait of Pieter van Foreest


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