|Family Name:||Offray de La Mettrie|
|Birth Date:||Wed, Dec 18, 1709|
|Birth Place:||Saint Malo|
|Death Date:||Wed, Nov 10, 1751|
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Most of La Mettrie's translations were of medical works by the great Dutch teacher Herman Boerhaave, whom he proclaimed his master after a year spent attending lectures in Leyden in 1733-34. He often added his own notes and mixed his own writings with the translations.
Source of details concerning the editions and translations: G.A.Lindeboom, Bibliographia Boerhaaviana, Leiden, E.J.Brill, 1959.
secondary bibliography references
Pierre Lemée, Julien Offray de La Mettrie, Mortain, 1954.
Aram Vartanian, La Mettrie's L'Homme Machine. A Study in the Origins of an Idea, Princeton U.P., 1960.
Ann Thomson, Materialism and Society in the Mid-Eighteenth Century: La Mettrie's Discours préliminaire, Droz, Geneva, 1981.
Kathleen Wellman, La Mettrie: Medicine, Philosophy and Enlightenment, Durham (N.C.), Duke U. P., 1992.
Hartmut Hecht (ed.), Julien Offray de La Mettrie. Ansichten und Einsichten, Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2004.