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Printed and sold by T. & F. SWORDS, Printers to the Faculty of Physic
of Columbia College, No. 160 Pearl-street; sold also by T. Dobson,
Philadelphia, and Thomas & Andrews, Boston,


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District of New-York, ss.

(L. S.)

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-fifth day of May, in the twentyeighth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Samuel Latham Mitchill and Edward Miller, of the said District, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit: "The Medical Repository, and Review of American Publications on Medicine, Surgery, and the Auxiliary Branches of Science. Conducted by Samuel Latham Mitchill, M. D. and Edward Miller, M. D.

"But apt the mind or fancy is to rove
Uncheck'd, and of her roving is no end;
Till warn'd, or by experience taught, she learn
That not to know at large, of things remote
From use, obscure and subtle, but to know
That which before us lies in daily life,

Is the prime wisdom; what is more, is fume
Or emptiness, or fond impertinence.

Second Hexade. Vol. I."


IN CONFORMITY to the Act of the 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."

EDWARD DUNSCOMB, Clerk of the District of New-York.




THE annual completion of our volume, and the preparation of materials for that which is to follow, afford a proper occasion to retrace such occurrences of the past year as may concern the work, and to look forward to whatever may interest its future progress.

The present volume, which forms the first of the second Hexade, or the seventh from the beginning of the work, has been conducted under all the cir cumstances of public favour and patronage which distinguished the publication of the preceding six. The number of subscribers is enlarged, the mass of communications increased, and our correspondence with foreign countries so far extended and established as to promise many additional advant> ages in the future prosecution of our plan.

In beginning this new series of volumes, no material deviation from our original arrangement has been hitherto found requisite. Though always ready to adopt improvements in defective or erroneous institutions, we think a regard to order, consistency and stability should constantly lead to the preservation of whatever appears to be sanctioned by the award of time and experience. And VOL. I. b

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