BORCH (BORRICHIUS), Olaus.
(1626 – 1690)
Borrichius attended the schools of his home town before matriculating at the University of Copenhagen. Eventually he graduated with an M.D. from Angers. Starting in 1660 for six years he travelled and studied through Europe. Borch won fame as physician during a 1654 plaguge epidemic which led to his 1660 appointment as professor ordinary of philology, botany and chemsitry. He became physician to the Royal household.
Biographical references: Catalogue of Portraits of Naturalists: 202 [2 portraits listed]. Dansk Biografisk Haandleksikon: 1, 191-2, portrait. Dansk Biografisk Lexikon: 2, 356-7 [by H.D. Schepelrn]. DBA: I 129, 16-20; II 157, 294. Drugulin, Sechstausend Portraits, 1863: no. 572. Garboe, Geologiens Historie i Danmark, 1959-61: 1, ??. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, 1750-51. Koch, E.F., Oluf Borch. Copenhagen, 1866. Maar, V., Mindeskrift for Oluf Borch paa 300-Aarsdagen for hans Fødsel. Kopenhagen, 1926. 146 p., illus. Poggendorff: 1, cols. 243-4. Thorndike, History of Magic, 1923-58. WBI.
1. Latin, 1687 [Dissertation].
Olai | Borichi | Dissertatio | De | Lapidum Generatione | In Macro, & | Microcosmo. | Cui accessit | Additio | Exc: D. Doct: Joseph | Lanzoni | Med: Ferrariensis. | [ornament] | Ferrariæ 1687. | [ornate rule] | Typis Hyeronimj Filonj. | Svp: Perm:
12°: A-D12; 48l.; , -76,  p., index.
Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [1 pg], Dedication.; [1 pg], Blank.; [3 pgs], "Ad Lectorem."; [1 pg], Blank.; -76, Text.; [10 pgs], Index.; [1 pg], Imprimatur.; [1 pg], Blank.
Rare. A dissertation concerning stones found in nature and in the human body. The respondent was Giuseppe Lanzoni [see note below]. This work originally appeared in Acta Medica, 5 (1680), p. 184-96 but was then published as a separate work.
German transl., 17??: Friedrich August Cartheuser's Vermischten Schriften, Stuck 2, pp. 126-??.
Giuseppe Lanzoni. (Born: Ferrara, Italy, 1663; Died: Ferrara, Italy, 1730) Italian physician. Lanzoni was a professor at the University of Ferrara. He specialized in pathology and anatomy. He was a member of the Leopoldian-Carolina Academy.
Bibliographical references: BL [977.a.23.]. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 2, 8. LKG: XVI 90. NUC: 66, 609-10 [NB 0646233]. Partington, History of Chemistry, 1961-70: 3, 160. (Lanzoni) ABI: I 553, 147-164. • De Tipaldo, Biografia degli Italiani, 1834-45. • Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, Supplement. • WBI..