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By the same Author,

CONTRIBUTIONS

TO THE

PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY

OF

THE CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD.

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"DR. ROBINSON has long been known to the medical world, not only as an accomplished physician, but as an earnest cultivator of the science he professes in its more difficult and experimental departments. ****

Our readers will see, when we add that the book is made up of examples such as have been given above, that its pages open up fair ground for free discussion. Some who would agree with the author in his experimental facts would possibly disagree with him in some of the inferences which he draws from them. We could, in fact, open controversy on almost every point, but our object is rather to give an idea, however brief, of the volume as an argumentative treatise, and to commend it as the offspring of a thoughtful and original mind."- London MEDICAL TIMES AND GAZETTE.

"It contains many suggestive and highly valuable remarks upon a class of the most important diseases, those affecting the circulation. *** We can cordially recommend this volume to the notice of our readers, as the production in an especial manner of a very thoughtful and enlightened physician."-THE BRITISH AND FOREIGNMEDICO-CHIRURGICAL REVIEW. "We cannot afford room to indulge in a further sufficiently detailed notice of the many interesting topics contained in this

| work; suffice it to say, that the remaining papers are pervaded by the same philosophical spirit which may be recognised in those whose substance we have thus imperfectly endeavoured to condense. It is too much the practice in late times to view facts and observations alone as objects of science, and in no department is this more applicable than in physiology. We have no lack of observers; they are to be found everywhere. The accumulated experience of the normal and abnormal phenomena of life,-phenomena which are registered with an accuracy and minuteness scarcely accorded to other sciences,has attained a growth so ponderous as almost to overburden the minds of more ordinary observers, while to the many revelations regarding the varieties of structural arrangement, the microscope has been recently adding its contributions to a subject already sufficiently complicated and abstruse. And yet, how few general laws, how few adaptations of structure to function, have been discovered; how little do we know of the mere mechanical arrangements of animal life! Refreshing, therefore, is it to meet now and again with a work like that before us, breathing, as it does, a true spirit of calm philosophy, worthy of a follower of Harvey." THE DUBLIN QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE.

London LONGMAN, BROWN, and CO., Paternoster Row.

PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

OF

MENTAL DISORDERS.

BY

GEORGE ROBINSON, M.D.

FELLOW OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF LONDON:

FELLOW OF THE ROYAL MEDICAL AND CHIRURGICAL SOCIETY:
JOINT LECTURER ON THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, AND LECTURER ON
MENTAL DISEASES, IN THE NEWCASTLE ON-TYNE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
IN CONNECTION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM :

PHYSICIAN TO THE NEWCASTLE AND GATESHEAD DISPENSARIES: AND
PHYSICIAN TO, AND PROPRIETOR OF, BENSHAM ASYLUM, GATESHEAD.

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LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, LONGMANS, & ROBERTS.

1859

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IN TESTIMONY OF THE FRIENDSHIP AND ESTEEM

OF

THE AUTHOR.

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