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Darwin, Robert Waring 1724-1816

Works: 10 works in 39 publications in 2 languages and 285 library holdings
Genres: Terminology  Classification  History  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QP29, 612
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Most widely held works by Robert Waring Darwin
Principia botanica: or, a concise and easy introduction to the sexual botany of Linnæus : With the genera; their mode of growth, ... Together with three indexes by Robert Waring Darwin( Book )

26 editions published between 1787 and 2005 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Souvenir booklet of the Sixth Cameron Highlanders by Great Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New experiments on the ocular spectra of light and colours. : By Robert Waring Darwin, M.D. Read at the Royal Society, March 23, 1786 by Robert Waring Darwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1786 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Souvenir Booklet of the Sixth Cameron Highlanders. (W.D.R., editor.) by Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 1916 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principia botanica by Robert Waring Darwin( Book )

1 edition published in 1807 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zoonomia; or, The laws of organic life by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"All diseases originate in the exuberance, deficiency, or retrograde action, of the faculties of the sensorium, as their proximate cause; and consist in the disordered motions of the fibres of the body, as the proximate effect of the exertions of those disordered faculties. The sensorium possesses four distinct powers, or faculties, which are occasionally exerted, and produce all the motions of the fibrous parts of the body; these are the faculties of producing fibrous motions in consequence of irritation, which is excited by external bodies; in consequence of sensation, which is excited by pleasure or pain; in consequence of volition, which is excited by desire or aversion; and in consequence of association, which is excited by other fibrous motions. We are hence supplied with four natural classes of diseases derived from their proximate causes; which we shall term those of irritation, those of sensation, those of volition, and those of association. In the subsequent classification of diseases I have not adhered to the methods of any of those who have preceded me; the principal of whom are the great names of Sauvages and Cullen; but have nevertheless availed myself, as much as I could, of their definitions and distinctions"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Zoonomia; or, the Laws of Organic Life by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The purport of the following pages is an endeavour to reduce the facts belonging to Animal Life into classes, orders, genera, and species; and, by comparing them with each other, to unravel the theory of diseases. It happened, perhaps unfortunately for the inquirers into the knowledge of diseases, that other sciences had received improvement previous to their own; whence, instead of comparing the properties belonging to animated nature with each other, they, idly ingenious, busied themselves in attempting to explain the laws of life by those of mechanism and chemistry; they considered the body as an hydraulic machine, and the fluids as passing through a series of chemical changes, forgetting that animation was its essential characteristic"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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Audience level: 0.70 (from 0.41 for Zoonomia; ... to 0.98 for Principia ...)

Alternative Names
D, R. W. 1724-1816

D., R. W. (Robert Waring Darwin), 1724-1816

Darwin, R. W. 1724-1816

R. W. D 1724-1816

R. W. D. (Robert Waring Darwin), 1724-1816

Robert Waring Darwin

Robert Waring Darwin botànic britànic

Robert Waring Darwin botánico británico

Robert Waring Darwin botaniste britannique

Robert Waring Darwin Brits botanicus (1724-1816)

Robert Waring Darwin englischer Arzt und Botaniker

Robert Waring Darwin of Elston British botanist

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