Editorials and Medical Intelligence

1834 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
are entirely unnecessary in a professional work. The hook contains nothing new, that is useful. Smellie's and Hunter's plaies, and ihose in Purr's Dictionaryas well as many others, »ere already amply sufficients without the aid of this new and sensual compilation. Besides, upon scientific principles, they are positively wrong. Anatomical engravings and drawings should be made to assist the understanding, and not lo be calculated 10 excite the imagination, and inflame the passions. In oilier
more » ... sin general, they ought lo be maps, rather than pictures. Il is very much lo be wished that our professors would occasionally give lectures upon the prudential and moral part of the practice of physic. This is capable of being reduced to rules, and of being taught, as much as any of ihe other duties of ihe profession. Strict inoráis become a physician, and are as necessary to his extensive usefulness as lo any other man in society. He has, at times, unbounded confidence placed in him, and ii is extremely important that it should not he in the least weakened by ihe suspicion or the slightest appearance of evil.
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