Paul Buissière

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Paul Buissière was a French physician and anatomist, and Surgeon-General (1689) to the English forces in Ireland. He was a member of the Académie Royale des Sciences and Fellow (1699) of the Royal Society. Buissière published about certain scientific affairs: Lettre à M. l’abbé D.L. sur les vértitables effets de la baguette de Jacques Aymar, Paris, 1694 (Vermeir, 2012, passim). See: ODNB.

Pierre Desmaizeaux also recorded Buissière’s testimony about Spinoza's trip to Utrecht in Mémoires du trevoux in May 1706.

I [Desmaizeaux] have also consulted mr. Buissière, who was also in Utrecht in the capacity of physician to the hospital of the army. He assured me that he had seen Spinoza entering the apartment of mr. the Prince of Condé several times. Therefore, there can be no reason to doubt that the Prince had actually conversed with this philosopher.

Source: Bayle, 1729


Pierre Desmaizeaux