Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Witing family

  • Andreas Vesalius: Wesel to Basel

    Wyn BeasleyWellington, New Zealand The Witing family—or Witjing or Witincx; spelling was capricious in those days—originated in Wesel, at the junction of the Rhine and Lippe rivers, and its members were court physicians. Peter is supposed to have attended the Emperor Frederik III, who reigned 1440-1493, and he translated a treatise of Avicenna, which became…