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Horstmanshoff, H.F.J.

Horstmanshoff, H.F.J.

Manfred Horstmanshoff, born in Arnhem, the Netherlands, in 1944. Ph.D. from Leiden University. Professor of the History of Ancient Medicine at Leiden University.

Fellow (1 September 2008 – 30 June 2009)


During my NIAS Fellowship I worked on two main projects: the history of patients in Graeco-Roman antiquity; and the history of ancient physiology. I wrote an article on “Disablement and Rehabilitation in the Graeco-Roman World” and on “Analogy versus Anatomy. Petrus Petitus De Lacrymis in Context”. With Helen King and Claus Zittel I organised a Colloquium at NIAS under the aegis of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences: “Blood, Sweat and Tears. The Changing Concepts of Physiology from Antiquity into Early Modern Europe”. See: http://www.nias.knaw.nl/en/conference_teksten/blood_sweat_and_tears/. Selected papers will be published in volume 21, of the Series “Intersections”, Brill, Leiden, 2010.

Furthermore, I finalised the editing of a volume on “Hippocrates and Medical Education”, Studies in Ancient Medicine, vol. 35, Leiden, Brill, 2009; and I gave a public lecture on St. Pauls’ First Epistle to the Corinthians, to be published by Eburon Academic Publishers, Delft, 2009.