Antonius de Haen ( 1704 - 1776) was a Dutch physician who was appointed as professor and first director of the medical clinic of the University of Vienna. His best known publication is ‘Ratio medendi in nosocomio practico’ in which he discusses numerous patient cases.
De Haen had little future as a Catholic at Leiden University, where he went through his studies. He was brought to Vienna by intercession of Gerard van Swieten, a fellow student of De Haen with Herman Boerhaave. Completely in the Leiden style of his teacher Boerhaave, Anton de Haen practised bedside teaching. He was appointed as professor of medicine in 1756 at the University of Vienna, after which he became one of the most influential physicians in the Habsburg empire and was recognised throughout Europe for his way of teaching.
Besides recording detailed patient cases, De Haen was a proponent of post mortem research. He was one of the first physicians that introduced the thermometer in medicine. His finds would actually become accepted by other medical doctors almost a century later.
Full leather binding, spine with gilded motifs, four graphical images of the intestinal system. Slightly browned paper and stains according to age. Some minor insect-related blemishes. A corner of the cover has been restored.
A sough-after and rare copy. Contains a treatise about lead poisoning and tetanus.
- Number of Books
- Illustrated, Medicine
- Author/ Illustrator
- Antonius de Haen
- Book Title
- Ratio Medendi in nosocomo practico, Tomus Quintus, partes IX et X,, complectens
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Parijs, P.F. Didot, Juniorem Bibliopolum.
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 17×10 cm