Date: July 16, 1767 Author: Democritus, a pseudonymous writer sharing Joseph Warren’s condemnation of Dr. Thomas Young “Why really Hippocrates you should have better consulted the Character you assumed: In spite of the Lion’s Skin, the Ass betrays himself by his braying; who could have guessed that such exalted Merit as Dr. Young would be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]