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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1975 • Carl Linnaeus to Petter Jonas Bergius, 18 November 1755 n.s.
Dated 1755 d. 18 Novembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Petter Jonas BergiusBergius, Petter Jonas
(1730-1790). Swedish. Physician and
botanist. Professor of natural history
and pharmacy at Collegium Medicum,
Stockholm. Linnaeus’s student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for information on Bergius’s observations [presumably “Tankar om orsaken till frossor”Bergius, Petter Jonas “Tankar om
orsaken till frossor och deras gemenskap
med flussfebrar”, KVAH (1755).
, or ”Försök till de i Sverge gångbare sjukdomars utrönande” Bergius, Petter Jonas
”Försök till de i Sverge
gångbare sjukdomars
utrönande, för 1754, till det
Allmännas tjänst, på K.
Collegii Medici anmodan uppsatt”,
KVAH (1755).
]. Linnaeus finds it encouraging that medical doctors try to analyse their problems.

Bergius is recommended to use Spigelia in all possible ways. Then Bergius will know for sure.

P.S. 1 The seed capsule was empty.

P.S. 2 If there is a dry flower, could Bergius send it, so that Linnaeus could soak it to see it more distinctly.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. contemporary copy (KVA, Bergius, III, 234).

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 125-126   p.125  p.126.