Tag Archives: the Netherlands

The evolution of attitude towards sexual health in the Netherlands

Olga Loeber Nijmegen, Netherlands   Reprinted from brochure Middelen ter voorkoming van groote gezinnen Introduction The Netherlands is thought of as a progressive society compared to other countries, but this is actually a recent development. In 1885, the Neo Malthusian League (NMB) published a brochure titled: “Means to prevent large families.” Founded in 1881, NMB […]

Bidloo and Ruysch: anatomy and art in the 17th century Netherlands

Elisabeth Brander St. Louis, Missouri, United States   Fig 1.Still Life with Lobster and Fruit, c. 1650. Abraham van Beyeren The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Of the many distinguished anatomists who worked in the Netherlands during the European Enlightenment, Frederick Ruysch and Govard Bidloo were the two most remarkable. They were contemporaries and aware of […]