Amboise, James D'

, a brother of the preceding Francis and Adrian, followed his father’s profession, that of medicine, and obtained a doctor’s degree in 1594. After Henry IV. had reduced Paris to its loyalty and submission, Amboise became rector of the university, which Crevier says he found in great decay and disorder, and which he left in a renovated and flourishing state: He began by making the members of the university take an oath of allegiance to Henry IV. He afterwards supported the unfversity in the law-suit with the Jesuits, which was given against the latter, and they were expelled; he even accused them of being enemies to the Salique law, and to the royal family. He died of the plague in 1606. His only works are, “Orationes duae,” against the Jesuits, Paris, 1595, 8vo, and “Questiones Medicales,” mentioned in Carrere’s “Bibliotheque de la Medicine.” Haller attributes other medical treatises to one of the same name, but does not notice the “Questiones.2


Gen. Dict.Biog. Uniyerelle. Mangel Bibl, HalJer Bibl. Med.