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IN THE
FRANCIS A. COUNTWAY

LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

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TO

ALEXANDER SHAW,
CAMPBELL DE MORGAN,
CHARLES H. MOORE, &
MITCHELL HENRY, ESQRS.;

THE DISTINGUISHED, LIBERAL, AND EMINENTLY PRACTICAL SURGICAL STAFF

OF THE MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL;

AS A SLIGHT ACKNOWLEDGMENT

FOR THEIR UNIFORM KINDNESS AND VALUABLE ASSISTANCE

DURING HIS CONNECTION WITH THEM,

THIS SMALL WORK

Vs Respectfully Inscribed,

BY THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE,

The object of the following pages is to bring before the Medical Profession a new, and what I believe to be an entirely original mode of treating the disease of Cancer in all its various forms. When I determined to commence this practice in London, my first impulse was to make it public at once, either by publishing a work upon it, or by giving it in detail to one of the medical journals of the day; but circumstances, added to reflection and the advice of some medical friends, induced me to depart from this course. Among the reasons are the following :

1st. Any book or paper written by a stranger, whatever information it might contain, is almost sure to be passed over with neglect.

2nd. Unless the mode of preparing and applying the remedies is well understood, they might be applied in cases where they would have no beneficial effect, and thereby bring them into disrepute.

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