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THE NATURE AND TREATMENT
DISEASES OF THE HEART:
CONTAINING ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF
THE MUSCULO-CARDIAC, THE PULMO-CARDIAC,
4681 W25 1851
JAMES SIMPSON, M. D.
PROFESSOR OF MIDWIFERY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH,
I dedicate this Book to you, because I consider you to be one of the most distinguished Members of your Profession, and one of the greatest benefactors to mankind. Your untiring assiduity, your unwearying zeal, and the genius which you have shown in the advancement of the Healing Art, justly entitle you to the esteem of medical men; whilst the discovery of Chloroform, as a wonderful means of assuaging human sufferings, has gained for you the everlasting gratitude of your fellow-beings.
I am also glad to have an opportunity like the present to express the high sense which I entertain of your philanthropy, of your beneficence, and of your many private virtues; and it is a particular source of pleasure to me to think, that it should have been on the same spot of that land as yourself wherein I drew the first breath of life!
In offering to you this tribute of regard, let me express an earnest hope that you may long be enabled, by your precepts and by your example, to adorn a Profession with which the happiness and interests of humanity are so intimately associated.
CHARLES-STREET, ST. JAMES'-SQUARE,
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