Geuns, Matthijs van (1735-1817)
Matthijs (Matthias) van Geuns, son of Steven Jansz (van Geuns), b. 2 September 1735, at Groningen, d. 9 December 1817, at Utrecht. His wife was Sara van Delden of Groningen. He was a student of the noted Professor Petrus Kamper at the University of Amsterdam, and in 1761 began to practice medicine at Groningen. His call to the University of Amsterdam could not be accepted, because he was a Mennonite. Five years later he became professor of medicine, chemistry, and botany at the University of Harderwijk. His work during the epidemic of 1783 was outstanding. In 1791 he was called as professor to the University of Utrecht.
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