The Harveian Ozation Delivered Before the Royal College of Physicians, London 1846, by John Elliotson with an English Version and Notes

The Harveian Ozation Delivered Before the Royal College of Physicians, London 1846, by John Elliotson with an English Version and Notes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...the names of such only on the tables hanging around our theatre that profess to contain the list of our Benefactors. At the head of these stands our founder, LINACRE. He was a. Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and continued his Latin studies at Bologna, under Angelo Poliziano, one of the most elegant Latin scholars of the age, but whose purity of style he at length surpassed; and afterwards at Florence, under Demetrius Chalcondylas, an Athenian, he learnt Greek, which was then not taught at Oxford, where it is now so prized, and was introduced against the fiercest opposition, THE FACTIONS or GREEKs AND TROJANS COMING FREQUENTLY T0 BLOWS. On his return from Italy to Oxford, he perpetrated the innovation of teaching Greek before a professorship of that language was founded by Cardinal Wolsey; and, after the spirits of those, whose manners the ingenuous arts had failed to soften and preserve from asperity, were grown cool, and Greek was taught as a matter of course, an equally fiirious opposition was made by a party of the Grecians to the introduction of a more correct pronunciation of their language, --the Roman Catholics fighting for the old pronunciation, the Protestants for the new--Bishop Gardiner, on the authority of the Icing and council, whipping, degrading, and expelling those who refused to continue the corrupt sounds, and declaring that RATHER THAN ALLOW run INNOVATION or THE IMPROVED, IT wounn BE BETTER EoR THE GREEK TONGUE 'ro BE BANISHED FROM THE UNIVERSITY. Linacre and another physician named Ruellius are mentioned by Erasmus as the only physicians of modern Europe who had studied Greek in their youth; and he is said to have been the first Englishman who read Aristotle and Galen in the originals. But an Englishman, ...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • English
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  • 123662579X
  • 9781236625793