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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2203 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 28 June 1757 n.s.
Dated 1757 d. 28 junii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Regii Collegii Medici Praesidi,
D[omino] D[octori] BAECK,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Audivi quidem ex ultimis, quod Reg[ium] Collegium petiit, ut Doctores Gryphiswaldenses iterum examinarentur; sed dixit collega meus, quod etiam a Reg[io] Collegio item reliqua desiderata apud ordines regni fuit, ut omnes juvenes Doctores, etiam Upsalienses, examinarentur; promitto me examinaturum omnes fidelissime, nec admissurum alios; experti loquantur ipsi si candide velint.

Accepi Allioni librum de plantis alpium Pedemonti cum plantis exsiccatis; accepi etiam ab eo plantas siccas.

Mittam dissertationes cum primo qui proficiscitur.

Non respondisti ad illius novum inventum parandi Aquam Reg[is] Hungariae? A qua planta sit?

Quando redibis Drotningholma?

Upsaliae 1757 d[ie] 28 junii.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor BAECK
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes to Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
that he has heard that the Collegium medicumCollegium Medicum, Swedish.
The Swedish Board of Physicians,
originally Collegium medicorum, in
Stockholm, was founded in 1663.
has requested that doctors from Greifswald be submitted to a new examination before they are allowed to practice. However, Linnaeus had heard that a similar proposal had been made concerning all young doctors, including those from Uppsala. Linnaeus is eager to assure that he will always examine his pupils very carefully and will not accept others.

Linnaeus has received Carlo AllioniísAllioni, Carlo (1725-1804).
Italian. Professor of botany, Turin.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
work on the flora of Piemonte [Caroli Allionii [... ] Rariorum Pedemontii stirpiumAllioni, Carlo Caroli
Allionii [... ] Rariorum Pedemontii
stirpium specimen primum
(Torino
1755).
] together with dried specimens of plants.

Linnaeus will send Bäck some dissertations with the first person who passes on his way to Stockholm.

Bäck has not answered Linnaeusís question on the new way to prepare Aqua Regis Hungariae. Linnaeus wonders from what plant it is made.

Linnaeus asks Bäck when he will return from Drottningholm.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 26-27   p.26  p.27.