Jacques Ferrand

(c. 1575 - c. 1620)

Having studied medicine in Toulouse, Jacques Ferrand in his late twenties set up a practice in his native Agen in 1603. He published A Treatise on Love Sickness on the cures and causes of the disease in 1610, eleven years before Robert Burton published his more famous The Anatomy of Melancholy. In 1620 Ferrand’s work was recalled and burned by the Inquisition.

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