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  • adjective Of or relating to John Brown (doctor) (1735–1788), Scottish physician who taught that disease was caused by either excessive or inadequate stimulation.
  • noun A student of Brown University, Rhode Island, USA.


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  • Do you think someone could remind my fellow Brunonian, David Klinghoffer, of the Dishonesty Institute?

    Darwin → Hitler? Naw. - The Panda's Thumb

  • The Dishonesty Institute agitprop machine consisting of the likes of Casey Luskin, fellow Brunonian - and Darwin Equals Hitler agitator - David Klinghoffer, radio talk show host Michael Medved, Paul Nelson, Bill Dembski, etc. etc. have been promoting the book every which way they can.

    Creationists saturation-bombing Amazon? - The Panda's Thumb

  • Just as the universe receives a divine quality from this correlativ - ity, so does the Brunonian God receive a germ of finitude and change from being one with the striving totality of modal things and happenings.

    IDEA OF GOD, 1400-1800

  • Thus the medical systems of William Cullen (1710-1790), and John Brown (1735-1788), while doing little towards the actual advancement of scientific medicine, played so conspicuous a part in so wide a field that the "Brunonian system" at least must be given some little attention.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume IV: Modern Development of the Chemical and Biological Sciences

  • Continent, and in Charles Creighton's account of Brown (7) we read that as late as 1802 the University of Gottingen was so convulsed by controversies as to the merits of the Brunonian system that contending factions of students in enormous numbers, not unaided by the professors, met in combat in the streets on two consecutive days and had to be dispersed by a troop of Hanoverian horse.

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine A Series of Lectures Delivered at Yale University on the Silliman Foundation in April, 1913

  • Suttonian, Brunonian, Pincherian, Dimsdalian, and other plebeian establishments, in which the patient paid from fifteen to as low as three dollars per week for lodging, food, medicine, care, and inoculation.

    Customs and Fashions in Old New England

  • In the Brunonian movement of matter in solution, in crystallization, in chemical affinity, in polarity, in osmosis, in the growth of flint or chert nodules, in limestone formations -- like seeking like -- in these and in other activities, inert matter seems dreaming of life.

    The Breath of Life

  • The Brunonian movement is now believed to be due to the bombardment of the particles by the molecules of the liquid or gas in which they are suspended.

    The Breath of Life

  • The chemical and physical activity of matter is perpetual; with a high-power microscope we may see the Brunonian movement in liquids and gases any time and at all times, but the movement we call vitality dominates these and turns them to new ends.

    The Breath of Life

  • Medwin puts it, "quack doctor," probably leaving England at an early age; he may not have found facilities for qualifying in America, and we may at least hope that he would do less harm with the simple herbs used by the unqualified than with the bleeding treatment in vogue before the Brunonian system began.

    Mrs. Shelley


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