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JOHN FORBES, M.D. F.R.S.

Physician to the

Chichester Infirmary, &c.



ALEXANDER TWEEDIE, M.D.

Physician to the

London Fever Hospital, &c.



JOHN CONOLLY, M. D,

Professor of Medicine in the
London University ,&c.



WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE FOLLOWING PHYSICIANS :

JAMES APJOHN, M.D. M.R.I. A. Professor of \ THOMAS HANCOCK, M.D. Liverpool, Member
Chemistry to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ire- of the Royal College of Physicians, London.



lanri.

JAMES L. BARDSLEY, M.D. Physician to. the
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Dispensary, &c.

EDWARD BARLOW, M. D. Physician to the Bath
United Hospital and Infirmary.

R. H. BRABANT, M. D. Devizes.

JOSEPH BROWN, M. D. Physician to the Sunder-
land and Bishopwearmouth Infirmary.

THOMAS H. BURDER, M. D. Member of the Royal
College of Physicians, London.

JOHN BURNE, M.D. Physician to the Carey-street
Dispensary.

H. W. CARTER, M.D. F. R. S. E. Fellow of the
Royal College of Physicians, London, Physician to
the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

JOHN CHEYNE, M. D. F. R. S. E. M. R. I. A.
Physician-General to the Forces in Ireland, &c. &c.

JAMES CLARK, M. D. Physician to St. George's
Infirm? ry, &c. &c.

JOHN CLENDINNING, M. D. Fellow of the Royal
College of Physicians, London.

JOHN CRAMPTON, M. D. M.R. I. A. King's Pro-
fessor of Materia Medica, Physician to Stevens's
Hospital, &c. &c. Dublin.

ANDREW CRAWFORD, M. D. Physician to the
Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester.

WILLIAM CUMIN, M. D. Glasgow.

JAMES CUSACK,M.B. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin.

JOHN DARWALL, M. D. Physician to the General
Dispensary, Birmingham.

D. D. DAVIS, M. D. M.R. S. L. Professor of Mid-
wifery in the London University.

JOHN ELLIOTSON, M. D. F. R. S. Physician to
St. Thomas's Hospital.

R. J. GRAVES, M.D. M.R. I. A. King's Professor
of the Institutes of Medicine, Honorary Fellow of
the King's and Queen's College of Physicians, Phy-
sician to the Meath Hospital and County of Dublin
Infirmary.

GEORGE GREGORY, M. D. Physician to the Small-
Pox Hospital.



MARSHALL HALL, M.D. F.R. S. E. Member of CHARLES J. B.WILLIAMS, M.D. London.



the Royal College of Physicians, London, &c. &c.



CHARLES HASTINGS, M. D. Physician to the
Worcester General Infirmary.

BISSET HAWKINS, M. D. Fellow of the Royal
College of Physicians, Professor of Materia Medica
and Therapeutics in King's College, Dublin.

J. HOPE, M. D. Member of the Royal College of
Physicians, London.

ARTHUR JACOB, M.D. M.R. I. A. Professor of
Anatomy to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

ROBERT LEE, M. D. F. R. S. Physician to the
British Lying-in Hospital.

CHARLES LOCOCK, M. D. Physician to the West-
minster General Lying-in Hospital, &c. &c.

H. MARSH, M. D. M.R. I. A. Professor of the Prin-
ciples and Practice of Medicine to the Royal College
of Surgeons in Ireland, &c. Dublin.

JONES QUAIN, M. B. Lecturer on Anatomy and
Physiology in the Medical School, Aldersgatc-Street.

J. C. PRICHARD, M.D. F.R.S. Physician to the
Infirmary and to St. Peter's Hospital, Bristol.

ARCHIBALD ROBERTSON, M. D. Physician to
the Northampton General Infirmary.

P. M. ROGET, M. D. Sec. R. S. Consulting Physi-
cian to the Queen Charlotte's Lying-in Hospital and
to the Northern Dispensary, &c. &c.

JOHN SCOTT, M. D. Edinburgh.

WILLIAM STOKES, M. D. Physician to the Meath
Hospital.

WILLIAM STROUD, M. D. Physician to the North-
ern Dispensary.

A. T. THOMSON, M. D. F. L. S. Professor of Ma-
teria Medica in the London University.

THOMAS THOMSON, M.D. F.R.S. L. & E. Re-
gius Professor of Chemistry in the University of Glas-
gow, &c. &c.

T. J. TODD, M. D. Physician to the Dispensary,
Brighton.

RICHARD TOWNSEND, A. B. M.D. M. R. I. A.
Fellow of King and Queen's College of Physicians,
Dublin.



&c. &c. &c.



To be completed in five volumes 8vo. of about 600 pages each. The first vol-
ume will be published early in 1832.



CYCLOPAEDIA OF PRACTICAL MEDICINE.



THE want of a comprehensive work on subjects connected with
PRACTICAL MEDICINE including PATHOLOGY and PATHOLOGICAL ANAT-
OMY, is one which has long existed in this country. The Medical
Dictionaries heretofore published, and the Systems of Medicine in
the hands of the student, may be said, without invidiousness, to
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compendious survey of the actual state of BRITISH and FOREIGN
MEDICINE as is absolutely required by him. Some of them are too
limited and too superficial in their character; others are too volu-
minous, too intricate in their arrangement, and too indiscriminate
in their contents; and all are open to the serious objection of fail-
ing to represent the improvements and discoveries by which the
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tion and use of medicinal substances as may be conveyed in a



CYCLOPAEDIA OF PRACTICAL MEDICINE.



general account of each class into which they have been divided,
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Appendix, of the best works relating to each.

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of which the Editors are fully sensible, will, doubtless, be appre-
ciated after an inspection of the list of contributors who have
already promised their co-operation. It is, of course, desirable
that a work of this kind should be characterized by unity of de-



CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL MEDICINE.



sign, but, at the same time, as each author will, generally speak-
ing, contribute his knowledge and his opinions on the subjects
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MEDICINE not only obviously useful to those for whom it is more
immediately intended, but so creditable to BRITISH MEDICAL SCIENCE
as to deserve and to obtain the patronage of all classes of the
Medical Profession.



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original, will be supplied. Much new matter in relation to AMERI-
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