THE LANCET

1873 The Lancet  
ADDRESS TO STUDENTS. AT this particular season of the year hundreds of young men are anxiously awaiting the time when they shall commence the study of medicine, in order to fit themselves for the practice of a profession which, rightly conducted, is capable of conferring infinite benefit on the suffering portion of humanity, and whose influence for good may be extended to the whole community; but which, misapplied, may be productive of the gravest evils. Knowing, then, the intricacies of the
more » ... tricacies of the via medica, and the numerous dangers that will beset, to a greater or less extent, everyone who enters upon it, we again undertake to offer our aid to those who are about to commence this life-long journey. Fortunately, the course is not altogether unknown, for many skilful travellers have from time to time furnished us with the results of their experience, and supplied us with information respecting the difficulties to be met with and
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