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I cropped this photo in width because I thought there were too many bad walls to see

Old hospital Sint Jan, in the rain

Montanus did secondary studies in Bruges, probably with the Jesuits. In October 1634 he began studies in artes at the University of Leuven, where he was enrolled in the pedagogy De Burcht. Perhaps that was when he was first confronted with a plague epidemic. In July 1639 he obtained his degree in medicine. To complete his knowledge, he traveled during a peregrinatio academica in Germany and Italy. On his return he settled in Ghent.
In 1643 he moved to Sint-Winoksbergen and in 1645 became chief physician in the old Sint-Janshospitaal of the town. During the Spanish-French War he was undoubtedly confronted with diseases related to the plague, for he referred to them in his later writings. In 1652 he was appointed physician pensionary of Sint-Winoksbergen.
In July 1655 he registered as a freeman within the Brugse Vrije and in 1656 he came to live in Bruges. On July 16 of that year, he became a pensionary physician of the city of Bruges and a physician at the Sint-Janshospitaal. In 1663 he also became pensionary physician of the Brugse Vrije.

Isaac obtained a surgeon's license in Bruges in 1806. In 1808 he was drawn by lot and took part as a surgeon and carabiner in the battles of Landshut, Eckmhl, Regensburg, Ebersberg, Essling, Wagram and Waterloo. He acquired for himself the name of a good surgeon, who, among other things, was able to amputate very quickly, which inevitably happened without anesthesia. He was proud of his role in these battles and had its name engraved on his tombstone.
De Meyer was especially interested in obstetrics.
In 1814 he obtained the diploma Docteur en Chirurgie de la Facult de Paris. During the time of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, he established himself as a doctor in Bruges, where he was chairman of the Commission Mdicale Provincial and vice-chairman of the Acadmie Royale de Mdecine. He was also the author of many medical-historical publications. De Meyer was a collector of old books and manuscripts. Among other things, he had a copy of the Trotula.

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