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Circa tiliam. Studia historiae medicinae Gerrit Arie Lindeboom septuagenario oblata

Medical History
Cambridge University Press
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Book Reviews [C. VAN DER MEER, J. V. MEININGER and J. SCHOUTEN], Circa tiliam. Studia historiae medicinae Gerrit Arie Lindeboom septuagenario oblata, Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1974, 8vo, pp. viii, 302, illus., DF1.76. There are fifteen contributions to this Feestbundel, including a biographical account of Professor G. A. Lindeboom, F.R.C.P., and a bibliography of his publications in medicine and medical history. Predictably, some of the fifteen deal with Boerhaave: his influence on Japanese medicine (Achiwa, in English); and on London hospitals (Underwood, in English); his correspondence with J. J. Scheuchzer (Belloni, in German). The remainder are on a wide variety of topics: Belgian postgraduate students (Elaut, in Dutch); witchcraft and medicine (King, in English); Van Swieten and surgery (Lesky, in German); Nuck (Luyendijk-Elshout, in English); psycho- somatic medicine (Meininger, in Dutch); a Dutch naval surgeon, N. de Graaff (de Moulin, in Dutch); percussion and auscultation at Padua (Premuda, in German); Camerarius and the art and curio cabinet (Putscher, in German); Descartes and the formation of the foetus (Rothschuh, in German); Harvey and the circulation of the blood (Schouten, in Dutch). These papers are all of a high order of scholarship, some profusely illustrated, and each thoroughly documented. This, together with the high quality of book production, makes the volume a fitting tribute to Holland's most outstanding medical historian. The title derives from "tilia" the linden or lime tree (Lindeboom). FLORENCIO L. PtREZ BAUTISTA, Sociedad y Medicina en la novela realista espanola (Cuadernos de Historia de la Medicina espanola, monografias 27), Universidad de Salamanca, 1974, pp. 140, [no price stated]. Readers with little knowledge of Spanish medicine and even less of Spanish novels may well wonder what interest this book holds for them. The answer is, that it gives a detailed and vivid picture of the medical profession in Spain during the nineteenth century. From this it emerges th

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