Engraving, platemark 270 x 190mm (10˝ x 7˝").
Jean Astruc (1684-1766), professor of medicine at Montpellier and Paris. Astruc wrote an important treatise on venereal diseases, and was also one of the first to use secular techniques of literary analysis to advance the theory that the book of Genesis (in the Bible) was composed from various sources and manuscripts.
Wellcome Library no. 625i
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