Areskin Robert (Erskine)( Life of Peter the Great physician)
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Biography Areskin Robert (Erskine)
doctor of medicine and philosophy at Oxford University, a native of Scotland. In 1704 he joined family doctor to book. Menshikov, on a motion adopted by Peter I in the royal service and was appointed president of the Pharmaceutical Order (arhiaterom). When managing a. medical unit has improved significantly, especially device pharmacies, improving medical schools and strict selection of foreign doctors. In 1715 A. charge Kunstkammer and the royal library. The rank of Life-A physician. accompanied the king in 1717 on a journey through Germany, Holland and France. A. died in Olonets in 1718. Peter I ordered to bring the body of a. the capital and buried in the Nevsky Monastery, near the tomb of Queen Natalia, and he walked behind the coffin and was present at the burial.