Dr. Carl Vogel, at that time »Großherzoglich Sächsischem Hofrathe und Leibarzte zu Weimar«, also had Goethe under his medical treatment. He speaks about the health of Goethe, about his »medicating« like this: »The reason, why Goethe was more healthy during the past 6 years of his life, also a short time before, is, that I managed to stop his unreasonable, arbitrarily ,medicating'.«