Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Author: Hektoen Editorial Staff

  • René Descartes found that Sweden was hazardous to his health

    Howard FischerUppsala, Sweden René Descartes (1596–1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. He obtained a law degree in 1616 at his father’s insistence, but in 1618 became an officer in the army of the Dutch Protestant States. He is thought to have influenced the work of Isaac Newton and also created the foundations of…