Browne, Sir Thomas

Browne, Sir Thomas
(1605–82)
   Philosopher and Scientist.
   Browne studied medicine at the Universities of Oxford, Montpellier, Padua and Leyden. From 1637 he lived in Norwich where he practised as a doctor. He is remembered as the author of the Religio Medici in which he attempted to work out his religious beliefs and reconcile them with his scientific knowledge. He also wrote Pseudodoxia Epidemica in which he distinguished between ancient myths and scientific truths and Hydrotaphia or Urn Burial, a study of the burial customs of many countries.
   G.L. Keynes (ed.), A Bibliography of Sir Thomas Browne, 2nd edn (1968);
   C.A. Patrides (ed.), Approaches to Sir Thomas Browne (1982).

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