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SERVETUS (1509-1553) CONDEMNED HERETIC

SERVETUS (1509-1553) CONDEMNED HERETIC Michael Servetus, scholastic theologian, translator of Ptolemy, discoverer of the lesser circulation of blood, practicing physician, and unrestrained thinker in law, philosophy, mathematics, astrology, and materia medica, paid with his life for advocating his interpretation of the scriptural precepts of Christianity. He was born at Tudela, in the province of Navarre, Spain, where his father was a royal notary living in comfortable circumstances.1 In his infancy the family moved to Villanueva de Sijena, northeast of Saragossa; at the age of 14 or 15, Michael studied Latin and Greek while secretary to a Franciscan friar, Juan Quintana, who later became confessor to the emperor Charles V. Although a devout Catholic, Michael abandoned his study for the priesthood in favor of law at the University of Toulouse. It was here that he discovered the simple doctrines of the Bible and found a religion quite different from that which he had been http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

SERVETUS (1509-1553) CONDEMNED HERETIC

JAMA , Volume 194 (11) – Dec 13, 1965

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1965 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1965.03090240077028
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Abstract

Michael Servetus, scholastic theologian, translator of Ptolemy, discoverer of the lesser circulation of blood, practicing physician, and unrestrained thinker in law, philosophy, mathematics, astrology, and materia medica, paid with his life for advocating his interpretation of the scriptural precepts of Christianity. He was born at Tudela, in the province of Navarre, Spain, where his father was a royal notary living in comfortable circumstances.1 In his infancy the family moved to Villanueva de Sijena, northeast of Saragossa; at the age of 14 or 15, Michael studied Latin and Greek while secretary to a Franciscan friar, Juan Quintana, who later became confessor to the emperor Charles V. Although a devout Catholic, Michael abandoned his study for the priesthood in favor of law at the University of Toulouse. It was here that he discovered the simple doctrines of the Bible and found a religion quite different from that which he had been

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Published: Dec 13, 1965

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