Old and New Physiology in Sir Thomas Browne: Digestion and Some Other Functions

@article{Merton1966OldAN,
  title={Old and New Physiology in Sir Thomas Browne: Digestion and Some Other Functions},
  author={S. Merton},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1966},
  volume={57},
  pages={249 - 259}
}
  • S. Merton
  • Published 1966
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Isis
SIR THOMAS BROWNE is remembered today as the author of some of the most haunting prose in the English language, that of the Urn Burial and the Religio medici. His lyric meditations on life and death are related to his activities as a physician and a biologist. As a physician, he was uncommon. His home became a " cabinet of rarities " at which John Evelyn marveled, a menagerie, and a museum of natural history curlews in large cages, boxes of flies and other insects, the heads of two whales, dead… Expand
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