Lives of the fellows

John Groenveldt

b.1647 d.?
MD Utrecht(1672) LRCP(1683)

John Groenveldt, MD, a native of Daventer, in Holland, was educated partly in his native country, then under Zypæus at Louvaine, and in Paris. He was entered on the physic line at Leyden 13th September, 1667, being then twenty years of age; he graduated doctor of medicine at Utrecht, the 18th March, 1672; and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 2th April, 1683. He is remembered for his contest with the College, and his commitment to Newgate by the Censors' board for mala praxis in the internal administration of cantharides. The circumstances are fully detailed in the Annals, but are too lengthy for insertion here.

Dr Groenveldt, or Greenfield as he styled himself in England, was the author of a small treatise on his favourite medicine -
Tutus Cantharidum in Medicinâ usus internus;
which was translated into English, with additions by John Marten, surgeon. This came to a second edition in 1715, the first having, I believe, been published in 1705 or 1706. We have also from his pen
Dissertatio Lithologica, variis Observationibus et Figuris illustrata. 8vo. Lond. 1687.
Practica Medica. 8vo. Francof. 1688.
A Discourse on the Gout. 12mo. Lond.1691.
Treatise of the Stone and Gravel, with a Treatise on Stone-breaking Medicines. 8vo. Lond. 1712.
Fundamenta Medicinæ, Scriptoribus tam inter antiquos quàm recentiores deprompta. 8vo. Lond. 1715.
The Rudiments of Physic clearly and accurately described and explained in the most easy and familiar manner by way of dialogue between a physician and his pupil. 8vo. Lond.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 429)

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