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Helmstedt

(hĕlm`shtĕt), city (1994 pop. 26,700), Lower Saxony, N central Germany. Manufactures include bricks, lignite, machinery, and yarn. Helmstedt was founded in the 9th cent. and later (15th–16th cent.) was a member of the Hanseatic LeagueHanseatic League
, mercantile league of medieval German towns. It was amorphous in character; its origin cannot be dated exactly. Originally a Hansa was a company of merchants trading with foreign lands.
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. From 1576 to 1810 it was the seat of a noted university, whose Renaissance-style buildings still stand. From 1945 until German reunification in 1990, Helmstedt was a major frontier post between East and West Germany.
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Among the topics are the European career of a Scottish mathematician and physician, his 1607 Ars Medica: the effective method as foundation of medical knowledge and of ethics, home-styling matters: symbolic dimensions of the professorial household at Liddel's helmstadt, the geo-heliocentric controversy and his letter to Brahe from 1600, reconstructing his library at Aberdeen, and his published and unpublished works.
Meiborn en el siglo XVII, De incubatione in fanis deorum medicinae causa olim facta, Helmstadt, 1659.
60) Gebhart Theodor MEIER, Aristotelis Politicorum analysis ac expositio usibus studiosorum, Jacobus Muller, Helmstadt, 1668, pp.
Lorenz Heister, Professor of Surgery and Botany at the University of Helmstadt in the Duchy of Brunswick and author of a brilliant textbook of surgery, must be given the credit for the first description of the appendix as the site of acute inflammation.