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D. CAMPBELL BLACK, M.D., L.R.C.S. EDIN.

XXMBER OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, AUTHOR OP'OBSERVATION
OX THERAPEUTICS AND DISEASE,'ON CERTAIN POINTS IN THE PATHOLOGY AND TREATMENT

OY GONORRHEA,''ON SYPHILITIC AXD PHAGEDÆNIC ULCERATION, ETC. ETC.

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LONDON:
J. & A. CHURCHILL, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

1872.

ΓΝΩΘΙ ΣΕΑΥΤΟΝ.

RC871

B62 18772

PREFACE.

We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us, is to try and make the little corner he can influence, somewhat less miserable, and somewhat less ignorant, than it was before he entered it.—HUXLEY.

Licet omnibus, licet etiam mihi, dignitatem Artis Medicinæ tueri; potestas modo veniendi in publicum sit, dicendi periculum non recuso.-CICERO.

It was my primary intention, on applying myself to the task embodied in the following pages, merely to have supplemented a paper by Dr Bradbury of Cambridge, which appeared in “The British Medical Journal” during the past year.

As I reflected on the literature of the subjects treated of, and brought to bear upon it the result of not a little attention on my own part, my undertaking assumed proportions which placed it beyond the limits of medical journalism, and thus necessitated its appearance, if at all, in this form. Besides, the subject of “nocturnal enuresis,” and, as it has been euphemistically called, “ an allied affection” (the subject of Dr Bradbury's paper), appeared to me to present, both

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