Franz (Franciscus Sylvius) de le Boë (Dubois)

Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands 
chemistry, physiology, anatomy
"Franciscus Sylvius"

(1614 - 1672)
Suringar, G.C.B., Chemiatrische school van Sylvius. De verdiensten van dien Hoogleeraar als Ontleedkundige, en zijn praktisch-geneeskundig onderwijs in het Akademisch Ziekenhuis te Leiden (1658-1672), Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1863;7:497-510
Deleboe Sylvius @
Sylvius, Franciscus, Disputatio medica de animali motu, eiusque laesionibus, Basel (1637)
The chief interest of Franciscus Sylvius (1614-1672) was alchemy. He was one of the founders of the iatrochemical school which thought that all phenomena of life and disease were based on chemical action.
Franciscus Sylvius was considered a great teacher of his time and was among the first to introduce ward instruction. His name is linked eponymously to the Sylvian fissure, but his relationship to this structure is obscure. The aqueduct between the third and fourth ventricules has been previously attributed to both Jacobus and Franciscus Sylvius but it had been described long before by others.
Sylvius was an early supporter of Harvey's concept of the circulation of the blood, and in his disputation of 1634 he proposed that there should be a pulmonary circulation.
Sylvius noted that some tremors were always present but others appeared only with movement. He explored the concept of thermal and tactile senses, had an understanding of ductless glands and was one of the first to propose that the pancreas produced a juice, which together with saliva and a form of fermentation, aided digestion. He was the first to describe tubercles and the process of cavitation.

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Adolph Vorstius research assistant 1632-1634 Leiden
Emmanuel Stupanus grad student 1637 University of Basel
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Johann Rudolph Glauber research scientist 1641-1658 Amsterdam (Chemistry Tree)


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Jan Swammerdam research assistant 1661-1663 Leiden (Anatomy Tree)
Reinier de Graaf research assistant 1663-1664 Leiden
Cornelis Bontekoe research assistant 1667 Leiden
Rudolf Wilhelm Krauß (Krauss) research assistant 1671 Leiden
Theodorus Craanen grad student 1655-1656 Leiden
Lucas Schacht grad student 1661 Leiden
Burchard de Volder grad student 1664 Leiden
Florentius Schuyl grad student 1664 Leiden
Frederik Dekkers grad student 1667 Leiden
Bartholomaeus de Moor grad student 1669 Leiden
Georg Wolfgang Wedel research scientist Leiden
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