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Museum Boerhaave is a natural history museum in Leiden, the Netherlands. The museum hosts a collection of historical scientific instruments from all disciplines, but mainly from Medicine, Physics, and Astronomy.Leiden houses the University of Leiden, a school that has existed for more than four centuries and this museum is located in some of the original buildings. The anatomical theatre has been the scene of many breakthroughs in the study of anatomy during the Renaissance.The museum is named after Herman Boerhaave, a Dutch physician and botanist who was famous in Europe for his teaching at Leiden and lived to a great age, receiving brilliant students from all over Europe, including Peter the Great, Voltaire and Linnaeus.
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