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Kaempfer, Engelbert (1651-1716).

Amoenitatum exoticarum politico-physico-medicatum fasciculi V : quibus continentur variae relationes, obsercationes & descriptiones rerum Persicarum & ulteriosis Asiae; multa attemtione, in peregrinationibus per universum Orientem.
Lemgoviae: Typis & impensis Henrici Wilhelmi Meyeri, 1712.

"From 1683-1685, Kaempfer was a member (as secretary to the ambassador and physician) of the embassy of Charles XI of Sweden to the Shah of Persia. The embassy travelled overland via Moscow (where they met with Peter the Great) to the Caspian sea, and then to Isfahan, where they waited a year and a half before being received. In 1685, when the embassy returned home, he stayed and joined the Dutch East India Company. He was stationed as a physician at Bandar Abbas. In 1689 he arrived in Java and was appointed to accompany the annual voyage of the East India Company to Japan as a physician. He remained at Nagasaki and twice accompanied the chief of the factory at Deshima on his embassy to Edo (now Japan)" (The Galileo Project).

"Kaempfer's illustrated accounts of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion are among the best of the 17th century" (Morton's Medical Bibliography, Fifth Edition, Edited by Jeremy M. Norman)..

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