Date: June 22, 1767 “To Misophlauros.  Sir, I have read your publication in the last Evening Post, and cannot think that your recapitulation of Dr. Young’s arguments to justify his conduct, has at all served him. – The authors mentioned by Dr. Young, are in the hands of many gentlemen of the Faculty, and whoever [...]

Date: June 8, 1767 “Messieurs Edes and Gill, Please to insert the following friendly Letter to Dr. Young. Sir, It gives me great concern that I have been so unhappy as to fall under your displeasure: Yet as I am not sensible of having merited it, you much excuse my not making any acknowledgment of [...]

Dr. Young to Joseph Warren: The World Is Not So Stupid as to Take All Your Trash for Granted by Wholesale

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Date: June 1, 1767 “To Philo Physic An Arbiter between contending Parties needs as least some qualifications to give either the parties or the public an evidence of his right to intermeddle – Candour should be copied from somebody if the judge is wholly destitute of it himself – Manly sense and perspicuity could not [...]

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Dr. Young’s Manly Sense and Perspicuity

Dr. Joseph Warren, character sketch by Lora Innes after a 1765 portrait by J.S. Copley

Date: May 25, 1767 “Messieurs Edes and Gill, Please to insert the following in your next Paper, and you will oblige the Writer. As the attention of the public has been for sometime engaged by the controversy between Dr. Whitworth and Dr. Young; and as those gentlemen have both requested the opinion of their brethren [...]

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Dr. Whitworth to Dr. Thomas Young: Not Under the Least Obligation to Attend to Your Childish Ostentatious Challenge

Date: May 11, 1767 “Messieurs Edes and Gill, Please to insert the following. It was not my design when I last wrote to take any further notice of Young, or any thing he might publish; but as he has called upon me to appoint time and place to meet him, and fairly discuss those points [...]

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Public Satisfaction to See at Least One Blockhead Exposed to the Contempt We Both Agree Such Deserve

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Date: May 4, 1767 “Messieurs Edes & Gill, Please to insert the following. Happy Continent, thrice happy Massachusetts, & even beyond a superlative Happy Boston, whose lot it is to be blest with so learned, so sagacious and disinterested a Physician, embellished as much as the Belles Lettres, as imbued with the art of Apollo. [...]

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Reenacting Paul Revere’s 1775 Marathon Run to Lexington

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That headline reads a bit cockeyed. Revere had the able assistance of a horse, by tradition named Brown Beauty. He did not don running shoes, which in any case would not as yet have been invented. Local runner Michael McHugh plans again this year to embark on his annual run in homage to the iconic [...]

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Nothing to Recommend Him but His Unparalleled Impudence

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Date: April 27, 1767 “Though no Person is less desirous of censuring a stranger than I am, yet when I find an ignorant empirick displaying his malice against me in a news paper, only because I was unhappily necessitated to condemn his ill-founded practice, I think none can blame me if I give a fair [...]

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No Room to Doubt the Propriety of Blood-Letting

“To the Publishers of the Boston Evening-Post. As Life and Health are the basis of all possible enjoyment, and disease every day threatens both, it is no wonder the professors of the art of medicine seem of such importance to mankind, especially when considered that the means of life in their hands if misapplied work [...]

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Latin Quotations Associated with Joseph Warren

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From the 1772 Boston Massacre Oration, March 5, 1772: quis talia fando/Myrmidonum, Dolopumve, aut duri miles Ulyssei, /Temperet a lacrymis.  (Virgil, Aeneid Bk. II, 6-8) “In speaking such things, what Myrmidon, or Dolopian, or soldier of harsh Ulysses, could refrain from tears?” Omnes ordines ad conservandam rempublicam, mente, voluntate, studio, virtute, voce consentiunt  (Cicero). “All [...]

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