The british and foreign homeopathic medical directory and record
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The editors of the london and provincial medical directory having announced their resolution to suppress all mention or allusion to the publications and appointments of the section of the medical profession who have publicly embraced homoeopathy'— it was thought right, in self defence, that a sectional - directory should be compiled to supply the omission thus made. at the request of several friends, the editor of this volume undertook the task, and, ignorant of the labour required, rashly promised that it should appear at the leginning of the year. on the first of january, wheadie work ought to have been in the hands of the profession, comparatively little information had been received by the editor, and he was obliged either to delay the publication, orjo send out an imperfect and unsatisfactory work. since that time many causes have concurred to increase the delay—the constant engagements of practice during a very sickly season left little time to carry on the extensive correspondence required, or even to arrange the materials which were at length liberally supplied. six months after the promised time, he ventures to submit the results of his enquiries to the profession, in the hope that they may prove useful, though incomplete, and very far from shewing, as he hoped they would, the exact progress of homoeopathy up to the present time. the contents of the book speak for themselves, and need o prefatory remarks, further than to indicate the principles which have been followed in the compilation. as it was impossible to compare the medical titles claimed by each practitioner with the records of the universities and ¡examining boards—the editor has copied exactlv the retnrm received—so that each individual, and not the 'editor, b responsible for the correctness of the profesional title and medical and literary distinctions lie assumes. it was found impracticable to obtain, for this publication, tuy thing approaching to a complete list of the american and continental practitioners ; and the editor has been obliged to ííinit himself to naming one or two medical men in the principal towns. the list of works published in english, on homoeopathy, has occupied much attention. the editor hopes he has omitted none of value'; his aim has been to include all; and he will fed indebted for information respecting any omission. lastly, he begs gratefully to offer his best thanks for the kmd assistance and co-operation he has received from all parties to whonfete' has applied for information ; to drs. quin, chapman, dudgeon, russell, metcalf, of new york, and a friend, a secret disciple, his acknowledgements are especially due. all communications respecting this, or future editions cf the work, are requested to be addressed, either to the editor, or to mr. turner, 41, piccadilly, manchester.