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Ruland, Martin

1. Dates
Born: Lauingen, Germany, 11 Nov 1569
Died: Prague, 3 Apr 1611
Dateinfo: Dates Certain
Lifespan: 42
2. Father
Occupation: Physician, Schoolmaster
His father was Martin Ruland the elder (1532-1602; see Allgemeine deutsche Biographie, 29, 634-5, Hirsch, 4, 922), who was professor of Arzneiwissenschaft (medicine or pharacology) at the Gymnasium at Lauingen, and in the last years of his life became personal physician to Rudolf II and the Pfalzgraf Philipp Ludwig.
Clearly properous.
3. Nationality
Birth: Lauingen, Germany
Career: Regensburg, Germany and Prague, Bohemia
Death: Prague, Bohemia
4. Education
Schooling: Basel, M.D.
Received an M.D. from the University of Basel, 1587. I assume a B.A. or its equivalent.
5. Religion
Affiliation: Catholic assumed
6. Scientific Disciplines
Primary: Medicine, Iatrochemistry
7. Means of Support
Primary: Medicine, Government, Patronage
Nothing is known of Ruland until 1594, when he was city physician in Regensburg.
1607, he was appointed personal physician to Rudolf II in Prague.
8. Patronage
Type: Court Official
Emperor Rudolf II appointed him personal physician.
9. Technological Involvement
Type: Medical Practice
Ruland applied the principles of Paracelsan medicine in his treatment of patients.
10. Scientific Societies
Memberships: None
  1. Pagel, Allgemeine deutsche Biographie, 29, 634-5.
  2. A. Hirsch, Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Aerzte aller Zeiten und Voelker (3rd ed., Munich, 1962), 4, 922.
  3. Partington, 2, 161-2.
Compiled by:
Richard S. Westfall
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Indiana University

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1995 Al Van Helden
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