Dr. Hammond does not claim for this treatise that it is exhaustive, but expresses a hope that it will be found sufficiently complete for instruction and guidance. It is founded, to a great extent, upon his own observation and experience; he has certainly not hesitated to express his opinions; and the reader may feel assured that if he does not learn all that is known or conjectured with regard to a particular disease, he will, in learning the results of Dr. Hammond's experience, gain a great deal of practical information. We had hoped to have given a full review of the book, wherein we should have been compelled to express a positive dissent from some of Dr. Hammond's opinions, but we must content ourselves, on the present occasion at any rate, with simply bringing it to the notice of our readers. The following extract, in which the author is speaking of the treatment of insanity, conveys Dr. Hammond's opinion:—
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