Charles1 - Charles's brother Erasmus came to Edinburgh in...

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Unformatted text preview: Charles's brother Erasmus came to Edinburgh in 1825 for a hospital residency after completing his course work at Christ's College in Cambridge. Charles and Erasmus stayed in a hotel at first, but quickly found a boarding house at eleven Lothian Street. At first they were both enthusiastic about learning if not about lectures, checking out more books from the library than all the other students combined. But Erasmus stayed in Edinburgh for only four months, after which he returned to Shrewsbury to assist his father, leaving Charles to face the trials of medical training alone. Edinburgh was the best choice for medical school for Charles, but unfortunately medical school proved not to be something for which he had any particular enthusiasm. Although he had spent the summer of 1825 in Shropshire helping his father treat the local poor, and found it...
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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