1559 in science

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The year 1559 in science and technology included a number of events, some of which are listed here.




  • Jacques Besson publishes his first treatise, in Zurich, De absoluta ratione extrahendi olea et aquas e medicamentis simplicibus ("on the complete doctrine of extracting oils and waters from simple drugs"), with an introduction by Conrad Gessner, before moving to Geneva.

Physiology and medicine[edit]

De re anatomica




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