Herman Boerhaave

Dutch botanist, chemist, humanist, and physician (1668–1738)

Herman Boerhaave (1 December 1668 – 23 September 1738) was a Dutch botanist, chemist, Christian humanist, and physician of European fame.

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He is regarded as the founder of clinical teaching and of the modern academic hospital and is sometimes referred to as "the father of physiology," along with Venetian physician Santorio Santorio (1561–1636).

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