[Boerhaave and his syndrome].

@article{Gijn2013BoerhaaveAH,
  title={[Boerhaave and his syndrome].},
  author={Jan C van Gijn and Joost P. Gijselhart},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  year={2013},
  volume={157 4},
  pages={
          A5460
        }
}
Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738), professor of botany, medicine and chemistry at the University of Leyden, attracted students from across Europe, thanks to his didactic qualities, reinforced by bedside teaching. His published writings, often unauthorised, were mainly theoretical and systematic. The more remarkable is the extensive and 'atrocious' case history he published about the 51-year-old nobleman Jan Gerrit van Wassenaer. As courtier and admiral of the Dutch fleet Van Wassenaer was a regular… CONTINUE READING

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