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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L6068 • Carl Linnaeus to Upsala Universitets Kanslerer, 15 April 1740 n.s.
Dated . Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus discusses how the contents of the two chairs in medicine at Uppsala University, held by Nils Rosén von RosensteinRosén von Rosenstein, Nils
(1706-1773). Swedish. Physician
and professor of medicine. Colleague of
Linnaeus at Uppsala. The founder of
modern pediatrics. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
and Linnaeus respectively, might be amended. If botany went from Rosén von Rosenstein to Linnaeus then Rosén von Rosenstein could choose some component from Linnaeusís list. Linnaeus suggests that he should have botany. Linnaeus would be prepared to take on botany even if Rosén von Rosenstein did not take any part from Linnaeusís list.

Should there by a complete change Linnaeus would, however, not wish to take on anatomy.

Linnaeusís proposal for a change which he finds natural would be, under the title Corpus humanum, anatomy, physiology, pathology, semiotics and practice and, under the title Materia medicae, botany, natural history, pharmacology, chemistry, dietics.

Rosén would then become professor of medicine and anatomy and Linnaeus professor medicine and botany.

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1907), vol. I:1, p. 38-39   p.38  p.39.