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Hermann Boerhaave (1668–1738)

Photo credit: Royal College of Physicians, London

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Hermann Boerhaave (1668–1738) was a man of great learning and became known for his knowledge of science and medicine. His clinical teaching attracted students from all over Europe and his published works became the standard medical textbooks of the time. Boerhaave’s legacy lies with the methods of teaching he introduced and in the many famous scientists and physicians who studied under him. He was apparently a man of striking personality, characterised by warmth, geniality and simplicity.

Royal College of Physicians, London


  • Date

    18th C

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    74.5 x 63.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from Mr Bayford, 1832


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