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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1427 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 11 July 1752 n.s.
Dated 1752 30 junii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min trognaste Broder.

jag har blefwit på 4 dagar et med hud öfwerdragit sceleton, af en Peripneumonie som grep an mig midsommarsdagen, då jag ej drömde om ont.

Causa är wisserligen podagrica.

jag är ganska mat.

Tack min K[iäre] Broder som ömmar sig om mig

Tack för godt råd; det jag föllier men orkar ej mer skrifwa idag

Min kiäraste Broders
lydigste tienare
Carl Linnaeus

Upsala 1752
d[en] 30 jun[i]

upSUMMARY

Over the last four days, Linnaeus has become a skeleton covered with skin. The cause is pneumonia, which came on Midsummer Day, quite unexpectedly.

The basic cause is the gout, however.

Linnaeus is tired. He thanks Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
for caring about him, and for his advice. Linnaeus follows it, but he cannot write any more this day.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KB, Kempe Autograph Collection).