(b. 1594, Dordrecht, d. 1647, Dordrecht)


Johan van Beverwijck (Johannes Beverovicius), Dutch physician and writer. He studied in Leiden, Paris, Montpellier and Padua. Around 1618, he settled in his native city of Dordrecht where he became the first physician and judge of the city. His books related to health belonged to the most widely read books. He also left his mark on the Dutch language by words such as pancreas, rectum, to think collarbone or esophagus.

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