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Astruc, Jean

Born: 1684 AD
Died: 1766 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Clergymen, Physicians

1684 – Born on March 19th in Sauves, Auvergne. Physician and biblical scholar, medical consultant to Louis XV.

         – He is famous for a work he wrote on the book of Genesis which was to serve as the basis for subsequent theories of Biblical criticism.

1710 – He was appointed to the chair of anatomy at Toulouse.

1721 – He was appointed successively superintendent of the mineral waters of Languedoc.

1729 – Was the first physician to the king of Poland.

1731 – Was a regius professor of medicine at Paris.

1736 – In medicine, he is best known for his invaluable history of venereal disease, De morbis venereis, first published in Latin.

1766 – Died on May 5th in Paris.