Mors omnia solvit.
Generoso, Doctissimoque Albi hujus possessori D[omi]no Francisco
Pariz Papai omnigenam apprecatur felicitatem, Londino abiturus
Emmanuel Davisson, Gedanensis
Londini, A[nno] 1718 26 Augustij.
Death resolves everything.
leaving from London, I wish all kind of good fortune to the noble
and learned owner of this album, Mr. Ferenc Pápai Páriz
Emanuel Davisson of Danzig
In London, on August 26, 1718.
473. London, August 26, 1718
(1692-1743), Polish physician
Emanuel Davisson was born in 1692, probably in
Danzig (Gdańsk). In 1707 he studied in the high school of Danzig,
from 1711 in Königsberg, and presumably also in the Netherlands.
After returning home he practised in Danzig. He refuted (1724) the
idea that the plica polonica (“Polish curl”, the knottying
of the hair accompanied by skin symptoms, caused by lousiness) was
an illness. He died in 1743. His dissertation defended in
Königsberg in 1711 was published in print: Disputatio politica de imperio hominis
in hominem naturali, quam … praeside M. Georgio Thegen …
suscipit Emanuel Davisson. Regiomontum, 1711.
Davisson wrote in the album of Pápai Páriz shortly
before leaving from London (Londino abiturus), in August of 1718.
He had probably paid a visit to England from the Netherlands. Why
does a physician choose for motto just this: Death resolves
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