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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS,.... To wit :

District Clerk's Ofice. Be it remembered, that on the eighth day of May, a. D. 1830, in the fifty fourth year of the independence of the United States of America, J. S. and C. Adams, of the said district, hare deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors in the words following, to wit:

Dyspepsy forestalled and resisted: or Lectures on Diet, Regimen and Employment; delivered to the Students of Amherst College ; Spring Term, 1830. By Edward Hitchcock, Professor of Chemistry and Natural History in Amberst College. Whatever will cure, will prevent; as water poured on will extinguish fire, so it will prevent its being kindled.-Cheyne.

In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled “an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;" and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act,entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, and etching historical and other prints."

JNO, W. DAVIS, Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.

Most of the additions to this edition of the following Lectures, consist of An Address on the Physical Culture adapted to the Times, delivered at Andover last autumn: and an Appendix of Notes. The latter contain fuller discussions of some points but partially examined in the Lectures, and also a view of several subjects connected with Hygiene, not treated of at all in the first edition. The whole work has also been divided into numerous sections, with short captions prefixed to each subdivision, indicating its contents, so as to render practicable a rapid examination of the work. To aid in the same object, the subjects treated of are stated briefly, as far as possible, over each right hand page; and a copious summary of the contents of the whole work, will be found in the usual place for a Table of Contents. Short notes have also been occasionally put in the margin of the body of the work, besides those in the Appendix. In only a few cases, however, have new thoughts been inserted in the original text : But the broad end of the Stvàoo has been often used, in erasing from thence, what further reflection showed to be erroneous or injudicious.

The author acknowledges his obligations to the Editors of those periodicals and newspapers, who have inserted Reviews, or Notices, of the first edition of these Lectures. This acknowledgement extends, at least, to the following works ; and perhaps to others, which may have noticed the Lectures without his knowledge.

American Journal of Education : Quarterly Register of the American Education Society: American Journal of Science and Arts : Spirit of the Pilgrims : Christian Examiner: Journal of Health : Journal of Humanity : Christian Mirror: Southern Religious Telegraph : Village Record; and Newburyport Herald.

The author, also, is indebted to those, very respectable gentlemen in the metropolis of New England, who have generously borne their public testimony in favor of the Fourth Lecture, as it appeared in the form of a Prize Essay.

Whatever suggested amendments of the work are contained in these numerous notices, have been thankfully received ; and either made in the proper place, or the reasons for a different opinion have been given in the Notes.

In preparing this work-particularly the second edition—the following works have been more or less thoroughly consulted ; and extracts from them all will be found in this edition. The list is here inserted, in the hope that it may assist the intelligent dyspeptic, in the selection of his library.

Journal of Health, 1st and 2d Vols. J. Johnson on Derangements of the Liver and Internal Organs, 1 Vol. 8vo.

Do. Essay on Morbid Sensibility of the Stomach and Bowels,&c. 1 Vol. 12mo.

Do. Influence of Civic Life, Sedentary Habits and Intellectual Refinement on Human Health, &c. 1 Vol. 8vo.

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