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ANOTRER year has rolled away—another volume has completed its orbit-and still the horizon of the Journal's circulation ceases not to extend. This, however, has been the deserted condition of all journals, at all periods--whether in their infancy, acme, or decline. It will hardly be contended that we have not exbibited some authentic proofs, in our list of subscribers, that the prosperity of the work was regularly progressive.* Nor do we lay claim to any other merit than that of industry, common sense, and good intentions--ceding, without reserve, the palm of talent, genius, and erudition to each and every of our cotemporaries ; satisfied as we are that, for the humble attributes above mentioned, there is ample scope for exertion, and perhaps some reward in store.

The object of this Journal, professed at first, and inflexibly pursued afterward, is that of more equally balancing professional information among the different gradations of medical society through the medium of an ANALYTICAL Review, which, rejecting all acerbity of criticism, directs its whole strength towards the selection and concentration of what may prove useful in the daily walks of practice. This task, simple and easy as it may seem, is one of no trifling labour and difficulty. Besides the necessity of some tact and natural sagacity in discriminating the grain amid the chaff, there is necessary, in addition, a clearness of cooception, a facility of expression, and a command of language--powers that cannot always be assumed, at will, with the critic's chair or censor's rod.

* When the present Editor undertook the sole management of the Journal, on the 1st July, 1818, the sale was under 200. The quarterly return for No. VI. from Messrs. Burgess and Hill, on the 1st December, 1821, was 1375 numbers sold during the preceding quarter. For the math of this statement the Editor pledges his word of honour, and refers any gentleman to the books of the publishers for its correctness.

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another object of this Journal, not less important per-
esults than the diffusion of knowledge. It is that of
Tomoting harmony and liberality throughout the mem-
profession, and suavity of expression among its public
-a the list of those numerous causes which unfortunately
- too powerfully in sowing the leaven of diggention in the
Tld, must undoubtedly be placed that wantun severity
ersonal abuse, and effusion of private malevolence,
me, disgraced the Journals and works of this coun-
inue to do so on both sides of the Atlantic. Every

must revolt against such conduct, and it is the
II as the interest of all ranks of the Profession to dis-
hatever tends to loosen the bonds of medical society,
rivate feelings, and give yent to the worst passions of the

. Lusion, we have to acknowledge that the patronage which al has received is far beyond its real deserts—a proof "ublic has often taken the will for the deed, and rather 2 premium for future industry, than a reward for past serInder the impression of this feeling, on our parts, it is not ible to anticipate progressive improvement, especially 3 considered that no medical journal ever before had the icement to persevere, or yielded the same recompense ry labour. We ran all the risk, and we reap all the pro ommenced without assistance, and we continue without we had great labour in establishing the character of the we have deep interest in maintaining that character un

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Researches on Inflammation of the Arachnoid Membrane,

Cerebral and Spinal. By Drs. PARENT-DUCHATELET

Essay on the Fucus Helminthocorton, or Corsican Moss, in
Cancer. By William FARR

732 III. A Series of Lectures op modern Surgery, principally from Sir Astley Cooper. By CHARLES MYNGAY SYDER 1736

IV. . Present State of Medicine in Italy, principally from the writings of TOMMASINI

745 V. Observations on those Diseases of Females which are attended by Discharges. By CHARLES MANSFIELD CLARK 757

Mr. STEVENSON on the Nature and treatment of Amaurosis 778

A Treatise on Diseases of the Chest, translated from the
French of M. Laennec, by Dr. John FORBES

795 VIII. Mr. Charles Bell's Experiments on the Respiratory Nerves 809

IX. Mr. O'Halloran on the Yellow Fever of Andalusia, during the Epidemic of 1820

817 X. Mr. J. H. James on the Principles, Nature, and Treatment of the different Species of Inflammation





d-our title-page is unemblazoned with Ancestral Escut-. ny honours we acquire therefore must spring from our itry--the Journal acknowledges but one patron, the Pubonsequently has but one master to serve-one object to

Under all these circumstances, our duty, inclination, and unning in the same channel

, the Public may be assured


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Mr. Henry EARLE on the Re-establishment of a Canal in the Urethra

Dr. A. P. W. PHILIP On Indigestion, (Second Edition)

Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, Vol. XI. Part 2
Art. 1. Mr. HuTCHISON on Bronchocele

2. Dr. GREGORY on Marasmus
3. Mr. Coates on Fractured Pelvis
4. Mr. PRICE's Case of Sudden Death
. 5. Mr. COATES's Case of Aneurism
6. Dr. GREGORY's Case of Malformation

Case of Chorea

nished exertion on our parts, and we shall calculate on ing influence of continued approbation from them.

865 866 868 870 ib. ib. 871 ib.

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r. 8. Mr. Breton on Pomegranate Bark

872 -9. on Swietenia Febrifuga

ib. -10. Mr. Swan on the Ear

873 -11. Mr. Dunn on Amputation

ib. -12. Sir Astley Cooper on Extraction of Calculi

874 by a new Instrument -13. Mr. Wilbank on Sloughing Phagedena

875 -14. Mr. BURMESTER's Case of Tetanus

876 Mr. Scott's Case of Parturition, with sepa- ib.

ration of the Os Uteri
SALMON's Case of Aneurism

ib. MARTINEAU on Lithotomy

- 877 Porter on Cynanche Laryngea

878 To, wir Astley COOPER's Case of Tumour · 880

XIV. gia ; or Confessions of Opium-Eaters, with Practical

881 emarks on Opium XV.

902 LOT on Hydrocephalus XVI.

904 Intelligence XVII.

905 ondence XVIII.

906 imites.Dr. Emerson's Medical Botany XIX.


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