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THE NEW SYDENH A M

SOCIETY.

INSTITUTED MDCCCLVIII.

VOLUME CXLVII.

Τρόφιλος ιατρός ερωτηθείς, τίς αν γένοιτο τέλειος ιατρός “Ο τα δυνατά, έφη, και τα μη δυνατά δυνάμενου διαγιγνώσκειν.

A COLLECTION

OF

THE PUBLISHED WRITINGS

OF

WILLIAM WITHEY GULL, BART., M.D., F.R.S.,

PHYSICIAN TO GUY'S HOSPITAL.

EDITED AND ARRANGED BY

THEODORE DYKE ACLAND, M.D.,

PHYSICIAN TO ST. THOMAS's HOSPITAL.

169

MEDICAL PAPERS.

LONDON:
THE NEW SYDENHAM SOCIETY.

MDCCCXCIV,

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M. s. 47

PRE FACE.

The following papers selected from Sir W. Gull's published writings have been reprinted with only such corrections as were absolutely necessary. They have been classified according to the pathological views expressed by the writer, so that the paper on “A Cretinoid State” (p. 315) will be found under Diseases of the Nervous System, and that on “ Chronic Bright's Disease” (p. 375) under Diseases of the Vascular System. Under the several headings the various articles have been arranged in chronological order, so that the progressive views of the writer may be traced by reading them consecutively.

The paper on the Effect of Ether on Various Classes of Animals (p. 571) is incomplete, but its historical interest is so great that it could not rightly have been omitted. No record of the original (even if it was ever written) has been found. No apology is needed for reprinting the letter on Mr. Cock's case (p. 575). It carries the reader back to the days when an operation under the influence of chloroform was of such rare occurrence as to be thought worthy of special note.

It is hoped that no paper of importance has been omitted from the present volume, but it has been difficult to trace writings scattered through current medical literature over a period of more than forty years, since no list of them had been kept.

Some of the papers which have been reprinted were originally published in collaboration with other writers, and this has in each instance been duly acknowledged.

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