Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Ortus Medicinæ

  • Physicians and photosynthesis

    JMS Pearce Hull, England   Fig 1. Portrait of J.B. van Helmont, 1683. Wellcome Collection. Public domain. The importance of plants in nutrition and in the environment of human and animal species needs no emphasis. How plants obtain their food and how they grow were unsolved mysteries until photosynthesis was discovered. It was generally believed…