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READ AND DELIVERED

AT

THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS;

TO WHICH IS ADDED

AN ACCOUNT OF THE OPENING OF THE

TOMB OF KING CHARLES I.

BY

Sir HENRY HALFORD, Bart., M.D., G.C.H.,

PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE,

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

MDCCCXXXIII.

45924

PREFACE.

Of the following small collection of Papers,

the two first were written for a work called

· The Transactions of the Royal College of Physicians,' and were published in the fourth and fifth volumes of the series. The third

was meant for the same work, but it was

read at an evening meeting of the College, which was attended by many eminent characters in the church and in the law, as well as a numerous body of the profession.

The subsequent ones were written expressly for a mixed audience, to whom it was probable that a strictly professional paper would be less acceptable than one on a

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