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MEDICINE AND THE COLLATERAL SCIENCES.
(DECEMBER 8, 1827, TO MAY 31, 1828.)
PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN,
LONDON MEDICAL GAZETTE,
THE experience of the last few years has proved, that the thirst for knowledge which is spreading so rapidly over the civilized globe, and into every corner of society, has been fully felt throughout the medical profession, and that this thirst, which was formerly satisfied with monthly or quarterly supplies, now requires to be gratified at much shorter intervals. It is more than probable that, in future, the Weekly Medical Press will have both the most immediate and the most extended
influence; and it is of great importance to the Medical Profession directly, and to the Public indirectly, that it should be conducted with the utmost degree of judgment, knowledge, and good feeling. These are the qualities with which we have framed the ideal model which we shall endeavour to imitate, and although we shall, of course, fall far short of it, it shall not be for want either of wishes or exertions.
In the composition of our paper, we shall endeavour to make our readers acquainted with all that is going on, whether scientifically interesting or practically useful, in medicine, surgery, and the collateral sciences. Each number will generally consist of the following materials:
First, A Leading Article relating to topics of particular interest at the time, and which are constantly occurring in a busy and important profession like ours: such are at the present moment the state of medical education in England, the powers and constitution of the College of Physicians, the state of lunatic asylums generally, and those for paupers in particular. Secondly, Original Papers, in the form of lectures or essays. Thirdly, Analyses of valuable Books, both English and Foreign. In this corner of our paper our readers will find concise yet full analyses of instructive books, with which all of us ought to be acquainted, and yet which most of us, when involved in practice, have no time to peruse stripped of dedications, prefaces, introductions, and all those superfluities with which authors dress up and often bury the valuable matter