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SIR BENJAMIN COLLINS BRODIE
SERJEANT-SURGEON TO THE QUEEN,
PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY, ETC.
WITH AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
COLLECTED AND ARRANGED BY
FELLOW OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN, ROBERTS, & GREEN.
ADDRESS TO THE PUPILS OF ST. GEORGE'S HOSPITAL, 1850.
At the Distribution of Prizes.
I WISH it to be understood that, in preparing this edition. of Sir BENJAMIN BRODIE'S Works, I have not pretended to place myself in the position usually occupied by an 'editor.' Apart from my inability for undertaking such a duty, his works do not require 'editing—that is, his language needs no explanations or elucidation. He was himself constantly employed in correcting and revising his own productions, and he has left each of them fully on a level with the present state of medical science. In the very last year of his life he occupied himself by having his early notes of cases read over to him (for, unhappily, the state of his sight did not permit him to read), and he dictated many valuable observations, which have been incorporated in this edition of his works. which have been appended, are mostly in reference to other writers.
The few notes,
I have not presumed to write a Life.' A friendship which extended over more than twenty years, during which