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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2347 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 19 May 1758 n.s.
Dated 1758 Maj. 19. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Amico suo integerrimo,
D[omino] D[octori] ABR[AHAM] BAECK,
Archiatro Praesidi,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
Car[olus] Linnaeus.

Pro suavissimis Tuis, quibus nova documenta Amicitiae Tuae in me summae adjecisti.

Plurimi in hac urbe aegrotarunt, variique mortui sunt. Archiepiscopus in summis angustiis constitutus est.

Fac, ut D[omi]na Boje artem obstetriciam addiscat a Professore vestro artis obstetriciae, quo redeat ad nostrates doctior.

Accepi nova varia e posthumis observationibus b[eati] Loeflingii, quae continent pnlcherrimas plantarum descriptiones.

Rediit heri D[ominus] Rosen.

Quando videbimus Tuam parentationem, quam ab omnibus audivi laudatam?

Vale cum Tuis!

Upsal[iae] 1758 Maj[i] 19.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doct[or] 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 the latest proof of his friendship.

Very many are sick in Uppsala, and several have died. Archbishop Samuel TroiliusTroilius, Samuel (1706-1764).
Swedish. Archbishop in 1757.
is critically ill.

Linnaeus asks Bäck to arrange for Mrs BojeBoje, Swedish. Midwife,
Uppsala.
to learn obstetrics from Erik ElffElff, Erik (1718-1761).
Swedish. Assessor of the Collegium
medicum. Chief physician at the
Serafimerlasarettet in Stockholm.
in Stockholm, so that she can return to Uppsala better trained.

Linnaeus has received still more material from the observations left by 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.
. It contains very beautiful descriptions of plants.

Nils Rosén von RosénsteinRosén von Rosenstein, Nils
(1706-1773). Swedish. Physician
and professor of medicine. Colleague of
Linnaeus at Uppsala. The founder of
modern pediatrics. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
had returned on the day before.

Linnaeus asks Bäck to send him the text of his memorial oration [Linnaeus means Bäcks Åminnelse-tal öfver kongl. vetensk. academiens framledne ledamot, medicinae-doctoren herr Fredric HasselquistBäck, Abraham
Åminnelse-tal öfver kongl.
vetensk. academiens framledne ledamot,
medicinae-doctoren herr Fredric
Hasselquist, hållit för
kongl. vetenskaps academien den 6 maji,
år 1758
(Stockholm, 1758).
], which is praised by all those who have commented on it.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original (KVA). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 50   p.50.