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ORGANS OF DIGESTION,
IN HEALTH AND IN DISEASE.
HERBERT MAYO, F.R.S.
SENIOR SURGEON OF THE MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL,
JOHN W. PARKER, WEST STRAND.
In a volume entitled "The Philosophy of Living," I have explained the principles which should guide us, as to Diet, Exercise, Sleep, Clothing, Choice of Residence, with a view to the preservation of Health. But for the same object, other rules require to be observed. These are, rules for the Management of the Stomach, when casually deranged, or during less than perfect health, and for the Regulation of the Bowels. The subject naturally includes the treatment of all the commoner Disorders of the Digestive Organs. In the following pages I have put together a series of Instructions upon these
points, intended to form a Supplement to the preceding work. And although I cannot lay claim in them to much originality, yet perhaps they will be allowed the merit of conveying, in a way intelligible to everybody, several useful cautions and suggestions, which are not so generally known and followed, as to be trite and superfluous.
19, George Street, Hanover Square, November 1st, 1837.