The Swiss Advisor

  title={The Swiss Advisor},
  author={P. Eling},
  journal={Journal of the History of the Neurosciences},
  pages={352 - 352}
  • P. Eling
  • Published 2004
  • History, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
The subject of this neurognostics is a man, born in a little village, Grancy, 18 kilometers north of Lausanne, Switzerland. He spent most of his life in Lausanne. He received his medical training in Montpellier, instead of the more obvious choice, the University of Basel. François Boissier de Sauvages, who wrote the first comprehensive treatise of nosology (Nosologia Methodica, 1763), offered the young student a room in his house. He also taught him the Baconian method of observation and… Expand