Nicolas Steno

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1686-11-25
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1638-01-01
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As the son of a successful goldsmith (his father supplied the courts of two Danish kings) Stensen developed an early interest in the applied sciences. (Details)
However, he entered the University of Copenhagen in 1656 to study medicine, where he was a student of the respected anatomist Thomas Bartholin (with whose son, Erasmus Bartholin, Stensen later collaborated), known for his pioneering work on the lymphatic (Details)
Continuing his medical training, Stensen enrolled in the University of Leyden in 1660 and studied Paracelsus, Santorio, and Helmont, among other renowned medical writers. (Details)
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'Nicolaus Steno, like Leonardo da Vinci, was cursed by his own versatility' (Boorstin, 1983, p. 455)
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natural sciences and mathematics
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natural science
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