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PAUL AMMAN (1634-1691)

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 859 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PAUL AMMAN (1634-1691), German physician and botanist, was born at Breslau in 1634. In 1662 he received the degree of doctor of physic from the university of Leipzig, and in 1664 was admitted a member yf the society Naturae Curiosoruni, under the name of Dryander. Shortly afterwards he was chosen extra-ordinary professor of medicine in the above-mentioned university; and in 1674 he was promoted to the botanical chair, which he again in 1682 exchanged for the physiological. He died at Leipzig in 16gr. He seems to have been a man of critical mind and. extensive learning. His principal works were: Medicina Critica (167o) ; Paraenesis ad Docentes occupata circa Institutionum Medicarum Emend ationem (1673) ; Irenicum Numae Pompiliicum Hippocrate (1689); Supellex Botanica (1675); and Character Naturalis Plantarum (1676).
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