Author: Misophlauros, a pseudonym of Dr. Thomas Young Date: June 15, 1767 “In Messrs. Fleets Paper of April 20, 1767, was published an account of a woman in Boston in a pulmonary phthisis, with troublesome fatiguing cough and fever rising irregularly, sometimes to inflammation. One lobe of the lungs more affected than the other, the [...]

by John Pierpoint Stand! the ground’s your own, my braves! Will ye give it up to slaves? Will ye look for greener graves? Hope ye mercy still? What’s the mercy despots feel? Hear it in that battle-peal! Read it on yon bristling steel. Ask it,–ye who will. Fear ye foes who kill for hire? Will [...]

Founder of MGH Rattled by the Family Resurrectionist Tradition

by Dr. John Collins Warren Date: Recollection of circa 1796 events “No occurrences in the course of my life have given me more trouble and anxiety than the procuring of subjects for dissection in the medical lectures. My father began to dissect early in the Revolutionary War. He obtained the office of Army Surgeon when [...]

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Impertinence of Every Petulant Jackanapes

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Date: June 1, 1767 “To the PUBLIC. The case between Dr. Whitworth and myself stood reduced to this single alternative; I was a rash ignorant chance-medly manslayer: Or Dr. Whitworth an intemperate incompetent judge of the matter he laid to my charge. For my vindication I stated the facts at large, and quoted such authorities [...]

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There Once Was a Ship of War Unfortunately Lost Their Surgeon – Joseph Warren Blasts Dr. Thomas Young with Satirical Farce

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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 [...]

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Persons Whose Extraordinary Fancy for All Kind of Exotics Induces Them to Esteem You

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 [...]

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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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