Govert Bidloo

Govert Bidloo (1649 – 1713) was a Dutch anatomist and Royal physician

Most remembered for his anatomy text and feud of plagiarism with English anatomist William Cowper


  • Born 12 March 1649
  • Died 1713

Medical Eponyms

Key Medical Attributions

Fingerprints – papillary ridges (1685)

Major Publications

Published under Godefridum Bidloo; Govard Bidloo; Godefridi Bidloo




the person behind the name

Associate Professor Curtin Medical School, Curtin University. Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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