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added Victor Robinson's PATHFINDERS IN MEDICINE. The tales of men who were epoch-makers have been collected in the fifteen essays of this book. Their names have all become historical, and are immortal. That one of them should have been burned, and one driven insane, and several others abused and reviled, proves only their power to stir the passions of existing ignorance, and thru their martyrdom to initiate new
I deem it a privilege to have read these essays before they were printed in this shape. I consider it an honor to be permitted to preface this book which will prove a source of instruction and edification both to the profession and the public at large. The author's facts as related are absolutely correct, and the warm-hearted sympathy with which the reports of bygone times and men are drawn up, will arouse the reader's enthusiasm and gratitude.