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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1735 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 5 March 1754 n.s.
Dated 1754 d. 5 martii.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Kiäraste Broder

Tack för Langius, det hielper intet ett blått öga för en wäns skull, om jag skall till påsk ombära Swieten.

Alni albi fructus är mere stipticus et adstringens, den en Medicus in Dysenteria bör försichtigt och wid slutet bruka.

R[a]d[ix] Arthanitae är mycket osäkert Medicament, och bör därföre ej behållas.

Benedictae rubrae s[eu] caryophyllatae aquaticae radix in febr[is] int[ernis] är Kalmens ifrån Canada.

Muscus pyxidatus är gammalt bruk in tussi ferina.

jag wiste ej annat än enfaldigt rätt fram i disputationen be römma den jag borde, utan at gå in i partier, äller oskyldigt beröm, factum infectum fieri nequit. en annor gång cautius mercabor.

nu förhindras jag. vale.

C[arl] Linnaeus

Upsala 1754
d[ie] 5 martii

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor Baeck
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
for having bought a work by C. N. LangiusLangius, C.N. . [Methodus nova et facilis testacea marinaLang, Carl Nicolaus Methodus
nova et facilis testacea marina [...] in
suas debitas et distinctas classes,
genera, et species distribuendi

(Luzern, 1722).
] at a sale. It seems that Linnaeus will have to lend his copy of Gerhard van SwietenSwieten, Gerhard van
(1700-1772). Dutch. Pupil of Boerhaave.
Called by Maria Theresa to Vienna, where
he organised the public health system.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
until Easter, which he is not too fond of.

The fruit of Alnus alba is mainly constipating, and it is to be used at the end of a cure of dysentery.

The root of Arthanita is unreliable and should not be kept.

The root of Benedicta rubra seu caryophyllata, used against fever, was brought by Pehr KalmKalm, Pehr (1716-1779).
Swedish. Botanist and traveller,
professor of natural history at
Åbo. Disciple of Linnaeus.
Travelled in North America 1748-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
from Canada.

Muscus pyxidatus is an old medicine against whooping-cough.

In the recent disputation, Linnaeus had no choice but to be straightforward without being biased or giving unwarranted praise. What is done cannot be changed, but he will be more cautious next time.

Linnaeus cannot write more, for something unexpected has happened.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original (KVA). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 262-263   p.262  p.263.