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LONDON :
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, AND CO., 5, STATIONERS' COURT; AND JOHN OLLIVIER,

59, PALL-MALL OLIVER AND BOYD, EDINBURGH:

ANDREW MILLIKEN, DUBLIN.

MDCCCXLV.

“Look at these two men just about to be buried—they were brothers and had the same disease-but they treated themselves differently. One had a blind confidence in his doctor-the other left himself entirely to nature ;—both, nevertheless, are, as you see, on the way to their long home the first because he took all the physic ordered him—the second because he would take none at all." “ How very embarrass. ing!” said Leandro. “What in such a case, Friend Asmodeus, would you advise a poor patient to do?" “Ah! I wish I could tell you that,” replied the Cripple; “I know plenty of good remedies, but it would puzzle us both to find a good doctor!"-Le Sage's Diable Boiteux.

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PREF A C E

TO

THE FOURTH BRITISH EDITION.

“What have the physicians been about

Western hemisphere. Let me add, that, if I can in any for the last Four Thousand Years? The

way promote your views or wishes in this quarter, I

shall be most happy to receive your commands. With answer to that question will be found in the unfcigned regard, following pages !

“ Your friend and obedient servant,

“ Wm. TURNER. Such is the question—such the reply

Dr. Dickson, Bolton Street, with which the eminent Health Commis

Piccadilly, London.sioner for the city and county of New York

On a suggestion which the reader will introduces the Chrono-Thermal System of find in Dr. Turner's Introduction, the “FalMedicine to his countrymen in the far lacies of the Faculty” is now again presented West. The flattering terms in which to the public under its second title-The Dr. Turner has expressed his acknowledge

Chrono-Thermal System of Medicine. In ments to me in his Introduction to the

the face of much opposition, this system has American Reprint of my labours, contrast already made its way pretty well in the world. somewhat curiously with the reception they Reprinted in America, it has had the further have met nearer home. To the author of honour to be translated into three of the the Chrono-Thermal System he thus writes :

continental languages — French, German,

and Swedish ; while the sale of pearly six New York, May 14th, 1845.

thousand copies of former editions in this “Dear Sir,—This note will be handed to you by country speaks favourably for its reception my friend, Mr. Richard Burlew, a merchant of this

When I come city, who, visiting England on business, and intending among the British people. to pass a few days in your metropolis, has kindly un- to relate how it has been received by the dertaken to place in your hands a copy of an edition of Medical Profession, the great body of them, your · Fallacies of the Faculty,' which I have had reprinted here. He has also been good enough to

I fear, will not be much flattered, either by undertake another commission for me, viz., to make an

the matter or the manner of the relation. arrangement with some Daguerreotypist in London to

fate- I can take your likeness for me, if you will do me the great scarcely call it my fortune--to make two favour to sit for it.

“The reprint of your book is too recent to enable most important discoveries in Medicine, me to inform you as to the result. But I think the namely, the Periodicity of Movement of obstacles to a full reception of your beautiful System in America, are not so great as they have been with

every Organ and Atom of all Living Bodies you. The daily press here takes cognizance of such

-and the Intermittency and Unity of All works. And thus far I have no reason to complain in Diseases, however named, and by whatever this respect. My edition consists of 1000 copies.

produced. To these I added a third-the “I hope to communicate further with you hereafter, and would be pleased to receive any hints or suggestions

Unity of

ction of Cause and Cure,—both you may have to offer to your new disciple in this of which involve Change of Temperature.

it was my Fifteen years ago

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