Chartier, Rene'

, a native of Vendome, studied medicine at Paris, where he took his doctor’s degree in 1608, and was afterwards professor of surgery, and physician to the king. He is principally known as the editor of a very splendid edition of the works of Hippocrates and Galen, on which he expended all his fortune. It was printed in 13 vols. fol. usually bound in nine, the dates of which appear to be from 1639 to 1649, and that of the supplementary volumes about 1672. We have no account of his death, but he appears to have died before 1639. 2


Moreri. —Haller Bibl. Med. —Saxii Onomast.