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Jean Astruc, the “compleat physician”

Jean Astruc. Line engraving by Duflos le jeune after L. Vigée and Touzé. Wellcome Collection. Public domain. Jean Astruc was born in 1684 in Sauve, France and studied medicine at Montpellier, graduating in 1703. He then became professor of medicine in Toulouse (1710) and Montpellier (1716), superintendent of the local mineral waters (1721), physician to […]