Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Breadsall Priory

  • The forgotten Darwin

    JMS PearceHull, United Kingdom That Erasmus Darwin MD., FRS. (1731–1802) was overshadowed, often forgotten, is not surprising when one considers the well-deserved fame and importance of Charles Darwin (1809-1882). Stephen Jay Gould observed in The Structure of Evolutionary Theory (Cambridge: Harvard Univ. 2002):  “‘precursoritis’ is the bane of historiography.” Though no “bane of historiography,” Erasmus…