Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) was a Swiss physician, but also quite interested in travels and natural sciences. He published his observations on the culture and natural world of the Alps as “Itinera per Helvetiae alpinas regiones facta annis 1702-1711“.
In the introduction by the editor we read:
“The name of Scheuchzer will be famous … The author was in the best conditions to make valid discoveries during his explorations. He worked with incredible determination..,  no danger, no costs, no difficulty were too large for this great man.“
Despite the work was intended to dispel of myths and superstitions so common in the Alps, Scheuchzer, like many other naturalists of his time, did not see a contradiction in publishing own and exact observation and rumors... Read On