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Erasmus Darwin, philosopher, poet, and physician a lecture to the Literary and Philosophical Society of Whitby by John Dowson

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Published by H.K. Lewis in London .
Written in English


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Statementby John Dowson
ContributionsRoyal College of Surgeons of England
The Physical Object
Pagination61 p. ;
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26299757M

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About this Book Catalog Record Details. Erasmus Darwin: philosopher, poet, and physician. A lecture Dowson, John, View full catalog record.   Dr Erasmus Darwin seemed an innocuous Midlands physician, a respectable stalwart of eighteenth-century society. But there was another side to him. Botanist, inventor, Lunar inventor and popular poet, Darwin was internationally renowned for breathtakingly long poems explaining his theories about sex and science. Yet he become a target for the political classes, the victim of a sustained and.   DARWIN, ERASMUS (–), physician, was the descendant of a Lincolnshire family. A William Darwin (d. ) possessed a small estate at Cleatham, and was yeoman of the armoury at Greenwich to James I and Charles son William (b. ) served in the royalist army, and afterwards became a barrister and recorder of Lincoln and married the daughter of Erasmus Earle, . Erasmus Darwin House, Lichfield, United Kingdom. K likes. A beautiful historic Georgian town house and previous home of Dr Erasmus Darwin, polymath and grandfather to Charles Darwin/5(62).

Best known as the grandfather of the biologist Charles Darwin, Erasmus Darwin was a philosopher, poet, scientist and physician. Well informed on all aspects of late 18th-century science and medicine, he had advanced ideas on cosmology and evolution which he recorded in verse of a high quality. Erasmus Darwin was an English physician who turned down George III's invitation to be a physician to the King. One of the key thinkers of the Midlands Enlightenment, he was also a natural philosopher, physiologist, abolitionist, inventor and poet. That vehicle is Erasmus Darwin’s Fiery Chariot. In a letter to Matthew Boulton, Darwin describes and draws the design of a fascinating steam-powered carriage. Keep in mind that this is. Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (/ ˌ d ɛ z ɪ ˈ d ɪər i ə s ɪ ˈ r æ z m ə s /; 28 October – 12 July ), known as Erasmus or Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch philosopher and Christian scholar who is widely considered to have been one of the greatest scholars of the northern Renaissance. Originally trained as a Catholic priest, Erasmus was an important figure in classical Alma mater: Queens' College, Cambridge, Collège .