He graduated at Yale instudied for two years in the Jefferson Medical College, and then for one year travelled in Europe and continued his studies at Paris and Heidelberg. From toduring the Civil War in America, he was a surgeon in the Union army, acting for one year,as surgeon in charge of the U. Army general hospital at Quincy, Illinois.
The Journal of American Folk-Lorevol. Daniel Garrison Brintonwhose loss has been so deeply felt by the scientists of both hemispheres, was, both as an investigator and a man, one who had the marks of genius thick about him.
Born May 13,he died July 31,after a life counting full two-score years of literary and scientific activity, secure in fame and beloved by all who knew him. Seldom has it fallen to the lot of any one to serve so well, by his personal talents and social abilities, the science to which his energies were so continuously and so consistently devoted; the "science of man" has never had so genial, so human, an apostle.
The present writer, his disciple and pupil, from frequent correspondence and personal contact, takes this opportunity of paying tribute to this man of science and man of men.
Of charming personality, gifted with eloquence and wit such as few scientists, unfortunately, possess, knowing by experience of the deep things of life, sympathetic and encouraging to the younger and less talented who sought to follow in his footsteps, broad-minded and world-searching in his quest after truth, Dr.
Brinton will remain for all time one of the most remarkable figures of the century now almost to an end.
Of the early education of Dr. Brinton, the present writer is unable to speak, from lack of accurate information—this sketch begins, therefore, with his academic career.
In young Brinton received his degree from Yale University, and the year following saw the publication of his first book, "The Floridian Peninsula, its Literary History, Indian Tribes, and Antiquities" Philadelphia,pp. For in this volume—he spent the winter of in Florida—he was the first writer in English to call attention to the Timuquana language, and showed himself already acquainted with Hervas and other authorities of the older day in comparative philology.
Though destined to become a physician and afterwards a soldier, the book published when he was twenty-two really foretold the man to be. Two years after, he became Dr.
Brinton, receiving his diploma from the Jefferson Medical College, and the next year was spent in European study and travel. When he returned to America the great war between the North and South was well under way, and in August,Dr.
Brinton entered the Federal army as acting assistant surgeon, and in February of the year following was commissioned surgeon, serving as surgeon-in-chief of the second division of the eleventh corps, and being afterwards appointed medical director of his corps. Brinton was present at several engagements, including the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and, in consequence of a sunstroke received soon after the last, was unfitted for active service.
Till August,he acted as superintendent of the hospitals at Quincy and Springfield, Ill. It is characteristic of the man perhaps his good old Quaker ancestry had something to do with it that, when the war was over, he devoted himself assiduously to the arts of peace, the colonel disappearing in the doctor and the professor.
Brinton, with a wealth of epigram and neat turning of speech, discusses the search after the third and hardly achieved ideal of the Declaration of Independence.
As a physician Dr. Already in Dr. The same year Dr. To this series Dr. Brinton himself contributed six volumes, viz: Among the first fruits of Dr.
His last linguistic essay, published in Proc. Pilling, the bibliographer, had printed for private distribution, there are titled 71 articles and books. Of these, 15 are general articles and works, 14 deal with the Indian languages north of Mexico, 31 with the languages and dialects of Mexico and Central America, and 10 with the languages of the West Indies and South America.Get this from a library!
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