Imatges de pÓgina

-one having passed through twenty-four and the other through thirteen editions, may not unfairly be appealed to as a testimony of their excellence. Not only have they been thus extensively circulated at home, but thousands of copies have been sent and taken out to the Colonies and to America, thus testifying to the great popularity which the works enjoy in places where medical aid is not so readily obtainable as in our own country.




In the autumn of 1875 I was asked by the Publishers to undertake the revision of this wellknown work and its companion volume, The Maternal Management of Children in Health and Disease.' Believing that the experience I had gained, whilst holding various resident and other appointments in hospitals, both in England and on the Continent, would materially help me, I undertook the task.

I wish it to be distinctly understood that the general plan of the work remains unchanged, although it has been found necessary to make alterations in many and to rewrite some of the chapters altogether. I can lay no claim to any of the credit, which the undoubted merits of the book have earned for it; this belongs to its

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