Philipp Jakob Sachs

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Philipp Jakob Sachs as depicted in Miscellanea Curiosa Medico-Physica Academiae Naturae Curiosorum (1676)

Philipp Jakob Sachs[1] (26 August 1627, Breslau- 7 January 1672, Breslau) was a German physician, naturalist, and editor of Ephemerides Academiae naturae curiosorum, the first ever learned journal in the field of medicine and natural history. He was a state physician in Breslau, and one of the founders of the Academia Naturae Curiosorum (Leopoldina).

His works include the 1665 Gammarologia, on crabs.


  1. ^ von Löwenheim, or Lewenhaimb, Lewenheimb

External links[edit]

  • The Correspondence of Philipp Jakob Sachs von Löwenheim in EMLO
  • J. Child Orthop. 2010 Apr;4(2):105-6. doi: 10.1007/s11832-009-0235-0. Epub 2010 January 12.
  • Historical note: an analysis of a 17th-century illustration of a child with split hand/split foot malformation.
  • Ohry A, Frydman M. In one of Philipp Jakob Sachs von Lewenhaimb's (1627-1672) books, one may find perhaps the first illustration of a child with the split hand/split foot malformation. A short historical note and some clinical genetic data are given.
  • (German) Tagungsberichte (PDF),
  • (German)