Nicolas Liénard, Paris, 1659
In December 1664, Lister noted that he had read: ‘Leonard per la cause de la Purgation’.
Liénard (d. 1697) was a Parisian royal physician, a Professor of Surgery at the University of Paris (1671), and Dean of the Faculty in 1680. He had been a disciple of the famous philosopher Jacques Rohaut, a well-known orator and speech writer, and promoted theories of biological mechanism. 1 His work on purgatives was his most significant publication.
- Jacques Roger and Keith Rodney, Life Sciences in 18th-century French Thought (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997 ), 167. ↩