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.
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