Hektoen International

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  • Jean-Baptiste de Sénac

    Jean-Baptiste de Sénac  (1693–1770) is believed to have studied medicine at the University of Leyden and in London. He began to practice medicine in Paris in 1723 and served as the personal physician to King Louis XV. He studied the heart in an era when cardiology was rudimentary. In 1749 he published a book on cardiology in which  he described…