The Pennsylvania-German Volume 5-6

The Pennsylvania-German Volume 5-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...he spent his school-days, where he acquired very early the rudiments of an English education. Superior qualities of mind were early discovered which were encouraged by both parents and teacher. He manifested a fondness for natural his S MIGHT be expected, from the fact of an apparent bent tory as well as for drawing. The latter propensity caused his parents to desire him to become an artist for which he had a remarkable talent, but his rival love for botany and mineralogy prevailed and led him into the pursuit of a different avocation. It was by the appearance in school of an itinerant lecturer one day, who, by the aid of specimen objects spoke on these sciences, that young I-eidy's mind received such an enthusiastic impulse in the prosecution of these studies, that he at once procured text-books on botany and mineralogy and began their study by himself. In a wholesale drug store of the city he acquired the practical knowledge of chemistry and pharmacy, to which he later added comparative anatomy, meanwhile keeping up his studies of nature. In I840 he began the study of medicine under the preceptorship of Drs. Paul B. Goddard and James lIcClintock, and in I844 he was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania. He now for a while filled a position as an assistant in the chemical labratory of Drs. Robert Hare and James B. Rogers, and later set out in the practice of medicine. But it was soon clear that as he had laid aside the draughtsman's calling, so he was now ready to sacrifice those of the apothecary and physician for the sphere of teaching his favorite branches of study. He therefore relinguished his professional practice in I846, never again to resume it, save for a period during the Civil...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690222X
  • 9781236902221