• Born date: 1684-03-19
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1766-05-05
Jean Astruc

Jean Astruc (Sauves, Auvergne, 19 March 1684 – Paris, 5 May 1766) was a professor of medicine at Montpellier and Paris, who wrote the first great treatise on syphilis and venereal diseases, and also, with a small anonymously published book, played a fundamental part in the origins of critical textual analysis of works of scripture.