Heinrich Meibom was the son of physician Johann Heinrich Meibom (1590-1655), who was the author of De Usu Flagrorum. He studied medicine at Helmstedt, Groningen and Leyden and afterwards traveled to Italy, France and England for scientific studies. He received his doctorate in 1663 in Angers (France) and in 1664 accepted a professorship in medicine at the University of Helmstedt. In 1678 he also became professor for history and poetry. He held these positions until his death in 1700.
Beyond that, Heinrich Meibom wrote Latin poetry, which he published with his grandfather of the same name, Heinrich Meibom: Parodiarum horatianarum libri III et sylvarum libri II, 1588) published as "Rerum germanicarum scriptores" in 1688.
(This article was translated from the German article: Heinrich Meibom (Mediziner) )
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