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Medicine in Holland

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7165.1053b (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1053

The rejoicings which have this week attended the accession of the young Queen Wilhelmina remind us how much science in general, and medicine in particular, owe to the Low Countries. It recalls to us a stately procession of names: Van Helmont, the Faust of the seventeenth century; Swammerdam, great on the natural history of insects; Ruysch, his pupil, and the discoverer of the circulation and of the valves in …

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