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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1978 • Carl Linnaeus to Petter Jonas Bergius, 14 November 1755 n.s.
Dated 1755 d. 14 Nov.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Petter Jonas BergiusísBergius, Petter Jonas
(1730-1790). Swedish. Physician and
botanist. Professor of natural history
and pharmacy at Collegium Medicum,
Stockholm. Linnaeusís student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for a letter [this letter has not come down to us].

The Spigelia is undoubtedly a Spigelia. Linnaeus, however, believes it to be of the other, newly discovered species; also sent to him from England with a specimen.

Pehr LöflingLöfling, Pehr (1729-1756).
Swedish. Botanist and explorer. Studied
under Linnaeus. Went to Spain in 1751
and took part in the Spanish expedition
to Venezuela in 1754, where he died.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
writes that two quarters or three to four cups of the infusion is taken every third hour for two days. Thereafter one cup only, evening and morning for eight days. The Englishmen say that they take three whole plants every third hour for three days.

Linnaeus wants to hear Bergiusís thoughts about the origin of intermittent fevers.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. contemporary copy (KVA, Bergius, III, 233).

upEDITIONS

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