Johann Ferdinand Hertodt

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Johann Ferdinand Hertodt von Todtenfeld (1645–1724)[1] was a German physician and writer, born in the town Nikolsburg, today Mikulov in Moravia.

He is known for his 1671 work Crocologia, entirely devoted to saffron. He was also an alchemical writer, in the Epistolam contra Philalethem,[2] a botanical and geological in Tartaro-Mastix Moraviae (1669),[3] and a medical in Opus mirificum sextae diei (1670).


  1. ^ Dates from [1] (Czech language); name is given there as Hertod.
  2. ^ He used a pseudonym, Orpheus. See pl:Miscellanea Curiosa Medico-Physica for his inclusion in a 1670 collection.
  3. ^ Chapter available online [2] Archived 2007-02-21 at the Wayback Machine: PDF in Latin and Czech.

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