Excerpt from The London Medical Gazette, Vol. 1: Being a Weekly Journal of Medicine and the Collateral Sciences; For the Session 1839-40
Secondly, and a second and subordi nate but yet important object in detailing those facts, was to Show, that, in addition to the means generally employed in the anatomical investigation of organic dis eases more especially, it was desirable that other and more accurate means, hitherto rarely resorted to, should be employed; and that for the examination, in particu lar, of that most common form of grave organic mischief, namely, visceral hyper trophy, the aid of instruments calculated to detect deviations as to weight and vo lume, was necessary to correct the capri ciousncss, and prevent the errors inciden tal to all estimates founded on simple inspection and manipulation of the vis ccra. The details of the facts on that Occasion, adduced for the double purpose just stated, have been for some time in print, in the pages of the medical GA zette (vol. Ii. 1838) and British Medical Almanack and require at present no further notice. Probably, than the sum mary sketch of their character and scope above taken.
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