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PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
Practical, General and Local Rernedies.
An ill directed application of almost any remedy may
lead to grave errors and may cost lives. And every
practitioner of medicine should be fully impressed with
the importance of this fact, and at the same time be well
informed as to the most scientific modes of applying
them; this can only be done by investigating all of the
different theories, embracing those facts and remedies
which we deem to be valuable, and discarding that which
to us may seem absurd. By adopting this rule we
will be well informed as to thq resources of our art,
and our exertions will seldom- result in failure, but by
adopting one theory, you may embrace a wrong mode
of applying remedies, which is sure to result in a positive
We will have many remedial measures to recommend
in this work, some of which we flatter ourselves are
generally unknown to the profession. Our object is to
lay before you a practical work, one that every line may
be relied upon, and in doing so we will commence with
the use, the abuse, and still more common neglect of
BATHING. We have no remedial means more generally
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Massie, J. Cam. A Treatise on the Eclectic Southern Practice of Medicine, book, 1854; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143817/m1/35/: accessed January 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.