Biographican Memoir of the Late Franklin Bache, M. D., Prepared at the Request of the American Philosophical Society, and Read Before the Society, June 16, 1865

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Sherman, 1865 - College teachers - 18 pages
 

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Page 5 - System of Chemistry for the Use of Students of Medicine," an elementary treatise in one octavo volume of somewhat more than six hundred pages. This work was based upon Dr. Thompson's treatise, but contains much material industriously gathered from other sources, and, in its arrangement and execution, evinces so manv of the characteristic traits of the author as fully to justify its claims to originality.
Page 9 - ... exercise which might otherwise have remained dormant, and which, when developed, are alike a cause of happiness to their possessors and their objects, and an honor to our nature. Unhappily, Mrs. Bache, after bearing with her husband the difficulties of his earlier career, was called away from him just as his pecuniary affairs were beginning to be no longer a source of anxiety. She died of consumption in May, 1835, leaving him, as her best legacy, a young family of sons and daughters to give exercise...
Page 17 - It may seem strange that one so addicted to science, and especially to chemistry, as he, should not only not have made any remarkable discovery, but should not even have exerted himself in the line of experimental research ; but to the discoverer, except in the fields of pure natural history, where observation is the great requisite, a certain amount of the imaginative faculty, and of the disposition to its...
Page 18 - Bāche as representing one of the most interesting eras of his life ; but the length to which this address has been already protracted, and a glance at my notes of the journey showing me that it would be impossible to compress what I should have to say within very narrow limits, have warned me that I must forego the execution of this intention. In the spring of...
Page 4 - ... position which he continued to hold until the then existing war with Great Britain closed, and for a short time subsequently. In 1816, however, he resigned, in order to engage in the practice of his profession in Philadelphia. Dr. Bache exhibited a very early predilection for chemistry. Soon after commencing his medical studies, in the year...
Page 9 - ... rule, only so far as may be necessary to keep the thread of the narrative unbroken; dilating, however, upon those points which especially connect him with this Society. I do not mean to intimate that there was any sharp or precise line between his earlier and later career; so far from this, I...
Page 17 - ... without any purposed action of his own, for with all his amiable qualities he was remarkably independent, he conciliated almost universal good-will; and few men have been more generally esteemed, and, where well known, better beloved than he. Dr. Bache's writings and public teaching were marked by his characteristic intellectual traits.
Page 17 - His style was easy and remarkably correct, even to the punctuation, and his language pure, idiomatic English. His published writings are entirely exempt from any appearance of effort or attempt at display. The purely ornamental is eschewed entirely. Figures of speech, flights of fancy, and flowers of rhetoric, are unknown to them.
Page 5 - Society;" but of their special subjects I can say nothing, as I owe my knowledge of the fact solely to the private memoranda left behind by him, having never seen the book referred to.
Page 15 - ... always clear in thought and correct in conclusion, remarkably sound in his opinions, and seldom wrong in his judgments either as to the character and probable actions of men, or as to what was expedient under any given circumstances. In mental action, as in his bodily movements, he was remarkably slow and deliberate...

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