Strack, Charles

, a very skilful German physician and writer, was born at Mentz, Feb. 14, 1722, and educated in his native city. He then having chosen physic as a profession, came to Paris, and after employing six years in medical studies, took his degree of doctor at Erfurth, in September 1747. Returning to Mentz, he practised with great reputation, and in 1754 was appointed professor of surgery, in 1763 professor of physiology and pathology, and in 1782 professor of chemistry. About this time, when the university of Mentz had sufficient funds for the | purpose, Strack was appointed to renovate the medical department, in performing which he acquitted himself with such credit as to be honoured with the title of counsellor of the electorate court. His writings likewise were so much admired by the faculty throughout Europe, that he was chosen a member of the learned societies of Paris, Madrid, Erfurth, and Giessen, and carried off several prizes, the rewards of the treatises he communicated. He died Oct. 18, 1806, in the eighty-fourth year of his age. His principal writings are, 1. “De dysenteria tentamen medicum,1760. 2. “De coiica pictonum,1772. 3. “De tussi convuUiva infantum,1777. 4. “De crusta lactea infantum,” and other treatises on the diseases of children and lying-in women, to both which he appears to have devoted much of his attention. 5. “Observationes rnedicinales de febribus intermittentibus,1785. 6. “Nova theoria pleuritidis,1786. 7. “De diversa. febris continuce remittentis causa,1789. 8. “De ratione novandi, et pururn reddendi aerem intra nosocornia carceresque,1770. 9. “De custodia aegrorum,1779. 10. “De fraudibus conductorum nutricum,1779. 11. “Oratio qua matres hortatur ut proles suas ipsa? lactent,1801. 1