Johann Hermann Baas
(24 Oct 1838 - 10 Nov 1909)
German physician and ophthalmologist who also wrote on medical history. His Grundriss der Geschichte der Medizin und des heilenden Standes was for a time the most important one-volume text on the history of medicine.
Science Quotes by Johann Hermann Baas (1 quote)
Botany, the eldest daughter of medicine.
— Johann Hermann Baas
As written in Outlines of the History of Medicine and the Medical Profession, translated by Henry Ebenezer Handerson (1889), 843. The expression 'daughter of medicine' has been applied by other authors to other disciplines. Baas may have simply recorded this example from common use.