Category Archives: Medicine

Jan Jesenius 1566-1621

He was from an old noble family, the House of Jeszenszky, originally from the Kingdom of Hungary. He presented himself in his own works as eques Ungarus. His father, Boldizsár Jeszenszky de Nagyjeszen, left Turóc County (today the Turiec region in Slovakia) because of the Ottomans’ military campaign against Upper Hungary and settled down in Silesia in 1555. He married Marta Schülerin, who came from a wealthy German bourgeois family.

Artist: Matthäus Merian 1617
Size 13 x 10 cm

Price £14.00


Guy-Crescent Fagon 1638-1718

French physician and botanist. He came from nobility and his uncle, Guy de La Brosse, had founded the Royal Gardens. Fagon was director of the gardens too. His substitute professors were Gilles-François Boulduc, Antoine de Saint-Yon and Étienne François Geoffroy.

Artist/Engraver Forestier
Size 28 x 21 cms
Price £18.00


Jean Astruc 1684-1766

Professor of medicine at Montpellier and Paris, who wrote the first great treatise on syphilis and venereal diseases, and also, with a small anonymously published book, played a fundamental part in the origins of critical textual analysis of works of scripture.

Artist: Louis Halbou.,

Size 15 x 9 cms

Price £10.00

Ref: 3103

Galen of Pergamon, Greek physician

Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus, often Anglicized as Galen and better known as Galen of Pergamon, was a Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman Empire
Subject gender: Male
Size 15 x 20 cms
Price £28.00


Antoine Petit and Jean-Nicolas Corvisart-Desmarets French physicians

Jean-Nicolas Corvisart-Desmarets was a French physician. Born in the French village of Dricourt in 1755, Corvisart translated Leopold von Auenbrugg’s Inventum Novum from Latin into French. Corvisart was especially fond of Auenbrugg’s use of chest percussion as a diagnostic tool, and began to perfect the technique.

Antoine Petit was a French physician, master of Joseph-Ignace Guillotin and Félix Vicq d’Azyr.

Size 13 x 17 cms
Price £28.00


Franz Foseph Gall 1758-1828

Franz Josef Gall was a German neuroanatomist, physiologist, and pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain. Claimed as the founder of the pseudoscience of phrenology, Gall was an early and important researcher in his fields.
Size 12 x 18 cms
Price £28.00