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Theodor Zwinger “the Elder” was born #onthsiday 2nd August 1533 A.D. and died 10 March 1588 A.D.

He was a Swiss Physician and a humanist scholar.

Theoder made important contributions to the earlier elements of references of travel literature. The first of his kind to be representative of a well known Basel academic family.

In his later career, he took a particular interest in Paracelsian medical theory