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Gerbezius, Marcus [Marko Gerbec]

1. Dates
Born: St. Vid, near Sticna, Slovenia, 24 Oct 1658
Died: Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9 Mar 1718
Dateinfo: Dates Certain
Lifespan: 60
2. Father
Occupation: No Information
Said to have been of modest means (which I translate as poor.
3. Nationality
Birth: Slovene (which I list as Jugoslav)
Career: Slovene
Death: Slovene
4. Education
Schooling: Vienna, Padua, Bologna, M.D., Ph.D.
A government scholarship enabled him to study philosophy at Ljubljana, then medicine in Vienna, Padua, and Bologna. I assume B.A.
MD and PhD Bologna 1684.
5. Religion
Affiliation: Catholic 6. Discipline: medicine, chemistry.
In chemistry, he was concerned with fermentation.
6. Scientific Disciplines
Primary: None
7. Means of Support
Primary: 7. Support: Med, Government
Was city physician in Krain, near Ljubljana and physician to some monasteries.
Named chief physician of province of Carniola (in Slovenia).
Became most sought-after practitioner in Ljubljana.
8. Patronage
Type: Unknown
The scholarship from the government and those appointments were not gained without patronage.
9. Technological Involvement
Type: Medical Practice
10. Scientific Societies
Membership: Academia Leopoldina
formal: 1688 admitted to Academia Leopoldina Naturae Curiosorum.
1701, founding member of Academia Operosorum in Ljubljana (president 1712 -1713).
  1. H. Tartalja, "Der slowenische Arzt Dr. Marko Gerbec als Vorgänger der Fermentationslehre," in Vorträge der Hauptversammulng der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Pharmazie (Rotterdam, 1963), (Stuttgart, 1965), pp 173 -180 Medicinska enciklopedija.
Not Available and Not Consulted
  1. I. Pintar, "Dr. Marko Gerbec," Razprave. Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti, classis IV, pars medica, 3 (1963), 1 - 40 -- contains a review of biographical literature.
  2. N. Flaxman, "The History of Heart-Block," Bulletin of the Institute of the History of Medicine, 5 (1937), 115-30.
Compiled by:
Richard S. Westfall
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Indiana University

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