Butler (Irish healer)

  • fl. 17th century, first half
An Irish healer known simply as Butler, who is known from an account by Flemish chemist Jan Baptist van Helmont and from the correspondence of Henry Oldenburg.


Secondary sources (select)

Hall, A. Rupert, and Mary Boas Hall, The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg, vol. 1: 1641–1662, Madison and Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin Press, 1965.
Letter 116 (219), letter 120 (234 236, 237–238 n. 6), letter 121 (239, 241), letter 125 (252), letter 126 (254), letter 192 (349, 350), letter 203 (362)
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Dennis Groenewegen
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