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Heinrich Petraeus (Henricus Petraeus) (1589–1620) was a German physician and writer. He was Professor of Medicine at the University of Marburg. He was son-in-law of the chemist Johannes Hartmann (1568–1631). He is known for his Nosologia Harmonica Dogmatica et Hermetica.[1] This was an attempt to find concord between rival medical theories of the time: those of the progressive chemical physicians (exemplified by Vesalius) and those of the tradition-based Galenists.[2]


  1. ^ Petraeus, Henricus; et al. (1616). Nosologia Harmonica Dogmatica [et] Hermetica: Dissertationibus quinquaginta, etc. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  2. ^ Debus, Allen. "Chemistry and the Universities in the Seventeenth Century" (PDF).