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THE QUESTIONS OF A URAL SURGERY

By the same Author.

AN ATLAS OF DISEASES OF THE MEMBRANA TYMPANL,

One hundred and fifty Drawings by Hand, with Descriptive Text. Crown 8vo. Price £6 6s.

THE PLACE OF THE PHYSICIAN.

Being the Introductory Lecture at Guy's Hospital, 1873-4.

To which are added,

Essays On A Law Of Human Life And On The -relation

Between The Oltganic And Inorganic Worlds.

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PHYSIOLOGY FOR PRACTICAL USE.

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Edited by JAMES HINTON.

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THOUGHTS ON HEALTH AND SOME OF ITS CONDITIONS. Crown 8vo. Price 9b.

THE MYSTERY OF PAIN : A BOOK FOR THE SORROWFUL. Cheaper Edition; with new Preface. Price Is.

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PREFACE.

In the following book I have endeavoured to give. a brief outline of the subject of ear disease. I have preferred to make it brief, partly because in the present state of professional feeling in England it seems that such an outline of the subject may be more useful than a fuller treatment. But other reasons also influence me; one of them is my feeling that our knowledge is hitherto so limited, that if a full explication were attempted, more of that which is yet doubtful must be affirmed than I am willing to include. The workers in Aural Surgery have been, until the last few years, so few, that in spite of, or rather owing to, their zeal, and the excellence of very much that they have done, a large part alike of the Physiology, the Diagnosis and the Treatment, still remains in the domain of question; and nothing, it seems to me, can be more undesirable on such a subject than to speak with a confidence that outruns its grounds. I have chosen my title accordingly. My

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