By H Dominic W Stiles, on 23 August 2013
Günther Christoph Schelhammer (1649-1716) was from a family that originated in Hamburg. However he was born in Jena where his father Christoph was a surgeon and professor. After studying and travelling in Holland, England and Italy, Schelhammer became professor of Anatomy, Botany and Surgery. He married Maria Conring (herself an author of a popular cookery book) daughter of the polymath and expert in German law, Hermann Conring.