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Medicine in Dr Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language.
J Med Biogr. 2011 Nov; 19(4):171-6.JM

Abstract

When compiling the Dictionary of the English Language, Johnson read and annotated over two hundred thousand passages from innumerable English authors of various disciplines across four centuries. Most of the literary anecdotes came from Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden and Pope. The medical and scientific anecdotes came from 31 scientists, physicians, pharmacologists and surgeons. This reflects Johnson's admiration for science and its benefit to the public. He told Boswell, 'Why Sir, if you have but one book with you upon a journey let it be a book of science. When you read through a book of entertainment, you know it, and it can do no more for you, but a book of science is inexhaustible'.

Authors+Show Affiliations

LAC + USC Medical Center, 1200 North State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA. osharma@usc.edu

Pub Type(s)

Biography
Historical Article
Journal Article
Portrait

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22319191

Citation

Sharma, Om P.. "Medicine in Dr Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language." Journal of Medical Biography, vol. 19, no. 4, 2011, pp. 171-6.
Sharma OP. Medicine in Dr Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language. J Med Biogr. 2011;19(4):171-6.
Sharma, O. P. (2011). Medicine in Dr Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language. Journal of Medical Biography, 19(4), 171-6. https://doi.org/10.1258/jmb.2011.011014
Sharma OP. Medicine in Dr Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language. J Med Biogr. 2011;19(4):171-6. PubMed PMID: 22319191.
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