Friday 23 April 2010

The Anatomy of Texture

“…the anatomy of texture, is that which shews the composition of the organs: it is a kind of analysis, reducing these into their constituent elements.”

William Lawrence FRS 1829. On the Nature and Classification of Diseases. Lecture III October 5th 1829. Printed in the London Medical Gazette.

William Lawrence was an outstanding surgeon and famous in his time for two volumes of lectures he published when he was in his mid thirties - these contained pre-Darwinian and essentially evolutionary ideas on man's nature. Wikipedia has a good article on him.