Boerhaave

1991 VV5. Discovered 1991 Nov. 2 by E. W. Elst at La Silla.

Named in memory of the Dutch physician and professor of medicine Hermannus Boerhaave (16681738). He was a brilliant teacher of botany, medicine and chemistry at the University of Leiden, where students came from all parts of Europe to hear him. Baron d'Holbach and de Lamettrie {see planets (6956) and (7095), respectively} studied with him. He is credited with founding the modern system of teaching medical students at the patient's bedside. He is the author of Institutiones Medicae and Aphorismi de Cognoscendis et Curandis Morbis, two textbooks widely used during and after his lifetime. (M 34346; M 34673)

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