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J Med Biogr. 2015 Feb;23(1):27-35. doi: 10.1177/0967772013479726. Epub 2013 Sep 16.

The education of Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus (1651-1708).

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Philosophy Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA jadler@post.harvard.edu.

Abstract

Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, mathematician, inventor, and correspondent of Spinoza, is often thought to have studied medicine at Leiden, though documentation of this fact has been lacking. Tschirnhaus' medical education is here documented, along with the nature of his medical practice.

KEYWORDS:

Spinoza; Tschirnhaus; University of Leiden; alternative medicine; education

PMID:
24585587
DOI:
10.1177/0967772013479726
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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