Fernel, Jean

Biography: Born Montdidier 1497. One of the most celebrated surgeons of the 16th cent. Studied philosophy, maths and astrology. Professor of philosophy and of medicine at Sainte-Barbe. Physician to Henry II. Made a distinction between pan-, epi- and endemic diseases. Mentioned in a dedication by Ioannes Crato, 1581. Died Paris 1558.

Biography Date: 1497-1558

Biography References: Prov. Reg. Notes (See Laronesse, s.v., and "Early books on medicine", Lugano (L'Art ancien S.A.), n.d.); LOC; CERL; Wightman 65,143, 258.


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