The Scottish Nation; Or the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland Volume 1

The Scottish Nation; Or the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland Volume 1

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...got into circulation, which, if time, reflects little credit on his heretofore friend and patron, Dr. Cullen. Coming forward without recommendation, it was reported, that when the magistrates, who are the patrons of the professorships, asked who this unfriended candidate was, Cullen, so far from giving him his support, observed, with a sarcastic smile, "Surely this can never be our Jock!" Attributing his disappointment to the jealousy of Cullen, Brown resolved to break off all connection with him. This he did after his rejection on applying to become a member of the society which published the Edinburgh Medical Essays, admission into which Culleu could easily have procured him. Shortly after this he commenced giving lectures in Latin upon a new system of medicine, which he had formed in opposition to Cullen's theories, and employed the manuscript of his 'Elementa Medicinse, ' composed some time previously, as his text-book. The novelty of his doctriues procured him at first a numerous class of pupils; and the contest between his partisans and those of his opponents was carried to the highest possible extreme. In the Royal Medical Society, the debates among the students on the subject of the new system were conducted with so much vehemence and intemperance, that they frequently terminated in a duel between some of the parties. A law was in consequence passed, by which it was enacted that any member who challenged another on account of anything said in the public debates, should be expelled the society. In the autumn of 1779 Brown took the degree of M.D. at the university of St. Andrews, his rupture with the professors of Edinburgh preventing him for applying for it from that university. Not only the medical professors, but the medical...show more

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  • Paperback | 670 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,175g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236646495
  • 9781236646491