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FELLOW OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND; FELLOW OF THE
OBSTETRICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON; FORMERLY PRESIDENT OF QUEEN'S
COLLEGE MEDICO-CHIRURGICAL SOCIETY, BIRMINGHAM ; AUTHOR
OF ADVICE TO A MOTHER ON THE MANAGEMENT OF HER
CHILDREN ; ' OF 'COUNSEL TO A MOTHER ON THE

CARE OF HER CAILDREN;' AND OF

APHORISMS FOR PARENTS.'

“ Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine upon the walls of theire house."

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.

NEW YORK :
JOHN WURTELE LOVELL,

14 & 16 ASTOR PLACE.

1880

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WILLIAM FARR, M.D., F.R.S., D.C.L.

MY DEAR. DR. FARR,

The cordial approval and hearty encomiums you have, for the last thirty years, passed on this Book and on its companion Volume-Adoice to a Motherdemand my warmest acknowledgments. You spoke highly of them when they first came out-when they and the author were comparatively unknown - long before the books had achieved their great popularity—their marvellous success.

Such commendation, coming from a man whose knowledge of Medical and Social Science is so vast, is most flattering to me, and has given me additional energy to make this Book still more complete and useful, and more worthy of that noble Science, in whose vineyard you and I have so long and 80 earnestly toiled.

I am anxious, therefore, to associate your name with my own, for I owe you a deep debt of gratitude. Accept, then, the Dedication of this Volume as a small token of my respect and esteem, and believe me to remain,

DEAR DR. FARR,

Ever yours most sincerely,

PYE HENRY CHAVASSE.

PRIORY HOUSE, OLD SQUARE,

BIRMINGHAM, January, 1873.

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