Physicians’ and Chemists’ Gravestones from the 17th and 18th Centuries in the Central Cemetery from Cluj/Kolozsvár

Written by Gaal György

The Central Cemetery (called also ˝Házsongárd” Cemetery) of Cluj/ Kolozsvár was opened in 1585 and is still in use. Through the centuries many doctors and chemists were buried here. In the last decades most of the old tombstones were destroyed, but a great number of them was copied by some explorers. This study presents the oldest tombstones referring to physicians or chemists.

 

Keywords: history of medicine, ˝Házsongárd” Cemetery, Physicians’ and Chemists’ Gravestones


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