Bogden, Martin

, a favoured pupil of T. Bartholine, and strenuous defender of his fame and opinions, was born at Dresden, about the year 1630. After visiting France, England, and other parts of Europe, to improve himself in knowledge, he took the degree of doctor in medicine at Basle in Swisserland, in 1652, and at the end of four or five years, passed principally with Bartholine, to whom he was strongly attached, he settled at Bern. His works are principally controversial, defending the priority of the discovery of the lymphatics by Bartholine, against Rudbeck the Swede, who claimed it and ivho, if he did not discover them, Haller says, has the merit of having more fully and accurately described them than- Bartholine had done. Bogden, in this contest, displayed much learning, but equal roughness and ill-humour. The titles of his works are, “liudbekii insidise structae vasis lymphaticis Thomas Bartholini,” 4to, and “Apologia pro vasis lymphaticis Bartholini, adversus insidias secundo | structas ab Olao Rudbek.” Haffnice, 1654, 12mo. “Simeonis Seth, tie alimentorum facultatibus,” Gr. and Lat. 1658, 8vo. “Observationes Meclicae ad Thomam Bath.” The observations, twelve in number, are published in the “Culter Anatomicus” of Lyser Copenh. 1665. 1


Rees’s Cyclopædia.—Biog. Universelle.