A Dissertation on the Mutual Influence of Habits and Disease. Submitted as an Inaugural Thesis, to the Examination of the Reverend John Andrews, D.D. Provost,

DARLINGTON, William (1762-1863).

Published by Joseph Rakestraw for the Author, 1804., 1804
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8vo. [3], [1 blank], [5]-35 pp. Faint marginal foxing throughout, not affecting legibility. Disbound. RARE. Generally very good. Austin 615. The text mentions Benjamin Rush, Erasmus Darwin, Cullen, and Dr. Samuel Johnson, "It is said that the celebrated Doctor Johnson intirely conquered a propensity for drinking ardent spirits, by the free use of strong tea." (p.25). Darlington was a prominent botanist, physician, and politician, serving three terms as a Democratic-Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives. Asa Gray, widely considered to be the most important American botanist of the 19th century, called him "the Nestor of American botanists and one of the best of men" (Gray, p. 298). The California pitcher plant, Darlingtonia californica, was named in his honor. Provenance: Small note: "Perfect copy " T.J.F." Formerly in the possession of Garth Huston, M.D. [1952] and Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick [1910] (based on notes within this copy). Locations: Royal College of Surgeons of Engineer, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA. Provenance: Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick (1868-1952), born in Iowa, "attended the State University of Iowa, where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1893 and a Master of Science in 1895. He served as Professor of Mathematics and Botany at Graceland College from 1895 to 1899 and again from 1908 to 1912. He also worked as a field collector for the Iowa State Historical Society from 1903 to 1907. Fitzpatrick came to Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1913 to serve as Professor of Science at Cotner College. He became Assistant Professor of Botany and Curator of the Herbarium at the University of Nebraska in 1918, a position he held until his retirement in 1949. During his career at the University of Nebraska he also served as librarian for the Botany and Mathematics Departments. Fitzpatrick died in Lincoln on 28 March 1952." " UNL Libraries. REFERENCES: Gray, Asa. "A New Species of Erythronium." American Naturalist. Vol. 5.No. 5 (1871): 298-300 pp. Full title: A Dissertation on the Mutual Influence of Habits and Disease. Submitted as an Inaugural Thesis, to the Examination of the Reverend John Andrews, D.D. Provost, (Pro Tempore), the Trustees and Medical Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, on the Fifth Day of June, 1804. For the Degree of Doctor of Medicine. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: Joseph Rakestraw for the Author, 1804.
Publication Date: 1804

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