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Spasmodic Constriction of the Sphincter Ani; with a Translation of Part of M. Buyer's valuable Paper on that Complaint, accompanied by several Cases, and an Engraving. By W. White, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, Corresponding Member of the Medical Society, and one of the Surgeons to the City Infirmary and Dispensary, Bath. 4s. 6d.

Practical Rules for the Restoration and Preservation of Health, and the best Means for invigorating and prolonging Life. By the late celebrated George Cheyne, M.D. F.R.S. To which is added, the Symptoms and best Mode of treating some of the most prevalent Disorders. 4s.

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THE

BRITISH CRITIC,

FOR APRIL, 1822.

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Art. I. An Inquiry into the Opinions, Ancient and Mo.

dern, concerning Life and Organization. By John Barclay, M.D. Lecturer on Anatomy, &c. &c. Edinburgh.

8vo. pp. 542. Whittakers. 1822. No man performs a greater service to philosophy than he who points out the boundaries of legitimate inquiry; and to no class of persons is this service more necessary than to youthful students, who are just entering upon those difficult and somewhat seducing investigations, which respect the bodily structure and mental endowments of the buman being. It is a fact no longer'disguised, that anatomical, and more particularly physiological pursuits, bave a tendency to carry the mind towards materialism. The more candid

among medical men themselves frankly acknowledge the charge ; and the more pious of them lament that there should be so much ground for it; whilst, as the danger assumes a magnitude in proportion to the ignorance of the inquirer, the evil in question is found to prevail most extensively in those dis-, secting-rooms which are frequented by very young men, and in those essays which are produced by mere novices in science. The most appropriate remedy in all such cases is to supply an increase of knowledge; and, as Dr. Barclay expresses it, by making them acquainted with what learned and ingenious men have already written on the subject, we may be able to moderate the rash excesses of vanity, and prevent them from betraying their ignorance to the world, by publishing, as new, opinions which have been repeatedly published before ; have repeatedly been obsolete ; have been repeatedly revived ; and repeatedly become obsolete again.

z VOL. XVII, APRIL, 1822.

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