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By Kathryn Murphy, Richard Todd

ISBN-10: 9004171738

ISBN-13: 9789004171732

For a few years, scholarship on Thomas Browne (1605-1682) observed him as tangential to his period's inspiration and writing: an vague and old fashioned stylist, indifferent from the turbulence of mid-17th century England. This quantity contributes to the present reevalution of Browne's involvement in his instances: determining his political commitments, milieu, examining, and readers. The essays gathered during this quantity position Browne's works in unforeseen contexts - in Holland, Poland and Germany, in recovery politics, in publishing heritage and clinical thought. It provides new study into his recognition within the later seventeenth century, his manuscripts, clinical dissertation, organization with the Hartlib circle and conduct of revision.Essays on frequent works position them in new gentle, whereas readings of his letters, notebooks, and lesser works expand our figuring out of Browne as a author. the result's a fuller photograph of Browne's value in 17th-century ecu tradition. individuals contain: Eric Achermann, Hugh Adlington, Reid Barbour, damage Beukers, Siobhan Collins, Louise Denmead, Karen Edwards, Doris Einsiedel, Kevin Killeen, Mary Ann Lund, Philip significant, Antonia Moon, Kathryn Murphy, Brent Nelson and Claire Preston.

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58 Browne’s experiences in Leiden reinforced the practical demands of preserving and recovering health, but they also pointed the way toward patience in the face of human vanity and fragility. 3. Botanical Garden and Anatomy Theatre The prominence of the hortus botanicus and the anatomy theatre for medical education at the young Protestant university was obviously indebted to – and established clear continuity with – the medical curriculum at Padua; so too was the clinical program instituted at Leiden in 1636.

R. Trevor-Roper (Oxford: 1955) 59–62. 31 Cambridge University Library MS Dd-2–41, f. 63. 35 Although Nansius spent a minimum of effort and space on authorities, whether ancient, medieval or modern, this is no guarantee that Browne’s lost dissertation was similarly sparing in its references. Browne later proved scrupulously up-to-date in his assessment of authorities on smallpox, not least because he understood that the disease represented new challenges. In writing to his son Edward, Browne singled out two authorities on skin diseases whose works appeared in the years just before his medical training: Girolamo Mercuriale (Mercurialis, 1530– 1606) and Samuel Hafenreffer (1587–1660).

Browne later proved scrupulously up-to-date in his assessment of authorities on smallpox, not least because he understood that the disease represented new challenges. In writing to his son Edward, Browne singled out two authorities on skin diseases whose works appeared in the years just before his medical training: Girolamo Mercuriale (Mercurialis, 1530– 1606) and Samuel Hafenreffer (1587–1660). 36 Yet his familiarity with Mercuriale’s work on children’s diseases also meant that he knew that this orthodox aetiology had been contested.

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