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ASSISTANT-SURGEON TO THE ROYAL ORTHOPÆDIC HOSPITAL; SURGEON TO THE
SOCIETY OF ROME, ETC., ETC., ETC.
M783 386 1856
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
ANTHONY ASHLEY-COOPER, D.C.L., F.R.A.S.,
EARL OF SHAFTES BUR Y,
PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL ORTHOPÆDIC HOSPITAL,
This Treatise is inscribed,
IN TESTIMONY OF THE ASSIDUITY AND SUCCESS WITH WHICH
HIS LORDSHIP DEVOTES HIMSELF TO THE CAUSE OF
THE POOR AND THE AFFLICTED.
I gladly avail myself of your kind permission to dedicate this Treatise to your Lordship. It embraces a portion only of an extensive subject, which has cursorily been brought under your Lordship’s notice during your visits of inspection at the Orthopædic Hospital. Time will, I trust, enable me to render it more complete by adding other portions of the subject which yet remain to be treated of.
Your Lordship knows well how large a portion of the community is afflicted with distortions of one kind or another, and how greatly these can be alleviated, if not entirely removed. A more comprehensive knowledge of these affections than at present obtains, is required to render Orthopædy generally available to the wants of the population. Should this treatise in any measure contribute to a better understanding of the affections in question, my object will be gained.
I have the honour to be,