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Philip on Indigestion, &c. 1 Vol. 8vo.
Do. Essay on Health and Long Life, 1 Vol. 8vo.
Sure Methods of Improving Health, and Prolonging Life, &c. 1 Vol. 8vo.
The Manual for Invalids, 1 Vol. 8vo.
Lambe's Additional Reports on the Effect of a Peculiar Regimen in Cases, &c. 1 Vol. 8vo.
Reid's Essays on Hypochondriacal and other Nervous Affections, 1 Vol. 8vo.
Sinclair's Code of Health and Longevity, 4 Vols. 8vo. Hufeland's Art of Prolonging Life, 2 Vols. 8vo. Noveaux Elemens D'Hygiene, Par Charles Londe, 2 Vols. 8vo. Paris 1827.
Le Catechisme De La Medicine Physiologique, 1 Vol. 8vo. Paris 1824.
La Physiologie Des Gens Du Monde Par le Chev, Chaponnier, 1 Vol. 8vo. Paris 1829.
Hygiene Des Colleges et Des Maisons D'Education ; Par Ch. Pavet De'Courtelle; Paris, 1827.
ΥΓΙΕΙΝΑ ΠΑΡΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΑ ΠΡΟΣ ΧΡΗΣΙΝ ΤΟΥ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟΥ ΛΑΟΥ; παρα ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ ΚΑΡΑΘΕΟΔΩΡΗ, Paris, 1829.
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
As the following Lectures were prepared and delivered without solicitation, so they are published upon the private responsibility of the writer; who has not waited to ascertain what reception they would meet from his hearers. If any explanation is needed for thus printing them, so as to be offered for sale the very day after the last one was delivered, he would say to his auditors, who have given him so full and patient a hearing, that he hopes a desire to accomplish the most in the cause of temperance, has been his leading motive. He thought that the delivery of these Lectures would be likely to produce more effect than their perusal alone. Yet he supposed that no memory would be sufficiently retentive to preserve a distinct recollection, even of all the important rules and maxims, connected with the subjcct. He wished, therefore, to give all who are disposed, an opportuuity to examine, at their leisure, the system of diet, regimen and employment, which he has advanced; by putting this volume within their reach. And he thought it important, that this should be accomplished, while the interest excited on the sube
ject, was yet fresh. Circumstances of a private and personal nature, conspired also, to urge on this publication thus rapidly. The writer is aware, that such a course has rendered attention to literary niceties more difficult than would be desirable. For the whole business of writing, delivering, and printing these Lectures, has been crowded into the space of a few months; and this too, in addition to ordinary professional duties in College. He hopes, however, that though the style may need correction, the meaning will be found clear and definite-a point that has been kept steadily in view.
The author presumes that these considerations will afford little, or no apology, for errors, in the view of the professed critic. To such, and to all others, into whose hands this volume may fall, he would say, in the words of a distinguished dietetic writer of early times, in his preface wan Essay on Health and Long Life :-"I know not what may be the fate and success of this performance; nor am I solicitous about it, being conscious the design was honest, the subject weighty, and the execution the best my time, my abilities, and my health would permit, which cannot bear the labor of much filing and finishing. Being careful not to encroach on the province of the physician, I have concealed nothing, my knowledge could suggest, to direct the sufferer, in the best manner I could, to preserve his health, and lengthen out his life: and I have held out no false lights to lead him astray, or torment him unnecessarily."
The reader will perceive, that the fourth Lecture is the same, with a few sliglit additions, as a Prize Essay recently published under the direction of the American Temperance Society. Let him not hence infer, that thať Society are acquainted with the sentiments advanced in the other Lectures, and approve of them.
For this is not the case : no member of that Society having been consulted, as to any of the opinions advanced. The writer is alone responsible for those opinions; and to him alone belongs the credit, if they are correct, or on him must fall the blame, if they are erroneous.
Amherst College, May 6th, 1830.
Since the above was in type, the following communication has been received from the students of Amherst College. And while I take this opportunity to thank them for their favorable reception of the following Lectures, I am happy in being able thus early to comply with their request.
To Prof. E. HitchcOCK,
Sie,—The members of the College, through the medium of the undersigned as their Committee, acknowledge their obligations to you for your interesting and instructive Lectures on the subject of Health. By giving them a permanent form, your wishes for the welfare of the students, it is believed, will be best accomplished, and at the same time, important information be placed within the reach of others.
We are instructed, therefore, to request, in the name of the students, that the discourses in question may be printed.
H. B. HACKETT.
H. D. HUMPHREY.