Praeclarum mihi quiddam videtur adeptus is, qui, quâ re homines
bestiis praestant, ea in re hominibus ipsis antecellat. Cic[ero] *
Haecce Clarissimo Doctissimoque hujus Albi Possessori cum voto
omnigenae prosperitatis in perpetuam sui memoriam apponere voluit
Otto Friederich Corthum Hamb[urgensis] M. Dr.
Lugd[uni] Bat[avorum] d. 31. Aug. M.D.CCXIX.
* Cicero, De inventione 1.5.
I regard very illustrious that student who is that much
outstanding between men as much outstanding man is between animals. Cicero. *
This I wanted to note to the outstanding and
learned owner [of this album], wishing him all kind of success,
and recommending myself to his memory
Otto Friedrich Corthum of
doctor of medicine
In Leiden, on August 31, 1719
458. Leiden, August 31, 1719
Corthum, Otto Friedrich
(1692-1726), German physician
Otto Friedrich Corthum was born on July 6, 1692 in Sülfeld, the son
of the pastor Justus C. (?-1724) and of Anna Elisabeth Lütkens,
brother of the later pastor Justus
C. (1684-1731) and of the later lawyer and Mayor of Hamburg Lucas C. (1688-1765).
He learned in the Joanneum and from 1709 in the high school of
Hamburg, then he went to Leipzig to attend medicine. In 1717 he
immatriculated in Leiden, where he graduated in medicine on July
3, 1719. Then he practised in Hamburg. He died on April 6, 1726.
His dispute and examen were published: Dissertatio de anima rationali, an
sit corporis vitale principium? sub praesidio Polycarpi
Gottlieb Schacheri … subiiciet Otto Fridericus Corthum. Leipzig,
1715. – Disputatio inauguralis de aeris, seorsim ab
ex-halationibus considerati, in corpus humanum effectu.
Otto Friedrich Corthum wrote his memento in the album of Pápai
Páriz some weeks before his doctoral examen.
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