A Biographical Sketch, Read Pursuant to Appointment Before the Philadelphia Medical Society: At a Stated Meeting, on Saturday, 16th February 1810 [i. E. 1816] of Their Late President, Professor [B. S.] Barton ...

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Pagina 23 - I was now very anxious to explore the remote parts of the country, particularly the interesting ranges of the Allegany mountains, I was enabled by the kind assistance of this gentleman, to take a more extensive range for my botanical excursions, which, during my stay at the Woodlands, had been confined within a comparatively small compass, the necessary attention to the duties of that establishment not permitting me to devote more time to them. Accordingly, in the beginning of...
Pagina 24 - I became acquainted with this young Englishman in Philadelphia several years ago ; and observing in him an ardent attachment to, and some knowledge of botany, I omitted no opportunity of fostering his zeal, and of endeavouring to extend his knowledge. He had constant access to my house, and the benefit of my botanical books. . "In 1810 I proposed to Mr. Nuttall the undertaking of an expedition entirely at my own expense, and under my immediate direction, to explore the botany, &c. of the northern...
Pagina 27 - Collections, &c. part second, first edition, 53 pages octavo — 1804. 12. Facts, observations, and conjectures relative to the generation of the opossum of North America, in a letter to Mons.
Pagina 5 - ... inheritance and by instruction from his father, who inclined to the study of Natural History. This is made evident from the fact that the father was a member of the American Philosophical Society, and corresponded with Linnaeus on botanical subjects, as well as that he possessed, according to his son, a " fine collection of North American minerals, which was made by my father near forty years ago, at a time when he paid more attention to this part of natural history than, so far as I know, any...
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Pagina 34 - In figure he was tall, and exceedingly well formed ; in middle life he might be considered as having been handsome. His physiognomy was strongly expressive of intelligence, and his eye was remarkably fine and penetrating.* " In temperament he was irritable and even choleric. His spirits were irregular, his manners consequently variable, impetuous, vehement. These repeated vacillations between equanimity and depression, were generally owing to the sudden and repeated attacks of his continual earthly...
Pagina 33 - As a physician, he discovered a mind quick in discriminating disease, skilful in the application of appropriate remedies, though he certainly was a very cautious if not timid practitioner. No man read more extensively on the subject of diseases — in fact he was deeply versed in pathological knowledge, derived from books. As however his medical practice was never very extensive, his practical observations delivered in his lectures were strikingly marked with the evidences of overweening...

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