Nial O’Glacan

?1590-1655 [Mellanus Glacanus]; b. Co. Donegal; practised medicine at Salamanca and Valencia; treated plague victims in Claremont and Toulouse, 1620; wrote Tractatus de Peste, giving account of contemporary medical practise (including protective clothing); Prof. of Medicine at Toulouse; physician to King of France; moved to Boulogne in 1646; visited Rome; ed. collection of poems with Bishop of Ferns and Sir Nicholas Plunkett, called Regi Hierniciae ad Sanctissimus Innocenti Pont. Max Pyramides Encomiasticae; also Cursus Medicius [2 vols.] (1655), based on Galen. DUB

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