PREFACE TO THE FOURTEENTH EDITION,
This little book, virtually a Dissecting-room Companion, has been, from its rapid and large sales, a source of surprise and pardonable pride to the author. It is now in its Fourteenth edition, five of these editions having been sold in London alone. Then, too, he has been complimented by having a copy of the London edition put into plates by a large American publishing house, before it was discovered that the work was from an American author, and could not be re-published here.
This fourteenth edition has been increased in size by the addition of over 100 pages of text and 100 engravings; the page of the book has also been somewhat enlarged, to better accommodate the engravings* The Brain and its Membranes, the Eye, Ear and Throat, in fact the entire Viseera and the Generative Organs of both Sexes, forms the new subject-matter in this edition.
While the larger portion of the work is simply "Gray" condensed and transposed, the author has also used, quite liberally, in the preparation of the new section on "Triangles and Spaces," Brown's Aid to Anatomy and Bryant's System of Surgery. In the Gynaecological section, the works ot Gray, Savage, Hirsehfeld, Barnes and Play fair have all been consulted. The section, "Points Worth Remembering, '' the author hopes will prove of use, as well as interest, to the medical student, for whom the little book is mainly intended.show more