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|Sir Thomas Browne (16051682)|
|Browne, Sir Thomas. An English antiquary and physician (160582); born in London. After receiving an academic and a professional (medical) education in England, he visited the Continent and took the degree M.D. at Leyden. He was knighted by Charles II. His principal work is: Religio Medici (1642), a liberal confession of faith for that day. Four years later he published a treatise on Vulgar Errors, directed against the current superstitions of his contemporaries. Urn Burial appeared in 1658. After his death a collection of his fugitive pieces was published; and this was followed by Christian Morals, a collection of aphorisms. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).|