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MEDICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL
BY NATHANIEL POTTER, M. D.
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE OF MARYLAND.
"Non eram nescius, cum id opus agressus sum, fore ut hic nosi
Etiamsi minus.rem ipsam probent, aliquam tamen optima
PUBLISHED BY GEORGE HILL,
Sold also by T. Dobson, J. & A.Y. Humphreys and
B. EDES, PRINTER.
DISTRICT OF MARYLAND, TO WIT:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this tenth day of May, in the thirty-fifth year of the independence of the United States of America, George Hill, of the said district, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words and figures following, viz.
“ The Baltimore Medical and Philosophical Lycæum, by Nathaniel Potter, M. D. Professor of the theory and practice of Phy. sic, in the college of Medicine of Maryland. 6. Non eram nescius, cum id opus agressus sum,
fore ut hic noster labor in varias reprehensiones incurret.
-Etiamsi minus rem ipsam probent, aliquam tamen optimæ voluntatis meæ rationem habeant."
QUINTILIAN." In conformity to the act of the congress of the United States, entitled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned;" and also to the act entitled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts and-books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned” and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching, historical and other paintings.
PHILIP MOORE, cik. Dis't. of Maryland.
Medical and Philosophical Lycæum.
No. I....VOL. I.
FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH....1811.
IN a science like that of medicine, where the wisest votary lives only to learn, it would, at first sight, seem superfluous to assign the motives for attempting to reflect light upon any one of its various departments. Bookmaking, however, has become a trade so common, that the world has been led to suspect most literary proposals, as projects to extract money. Under this impression, it becomes necessary, for those actuated by the purest motives, to cover themselves from the shafts of criticism and censure by the fashionable ægis, an apology.
None but a coincidence of circumstances peculiar to myself, could have impelled me to embark in so hazardous an enterprize, as the publication of a Medical and Philosophical Journal in this city. As it is problematical whether the subscription will ever be sufficient to encounter the expense, my efforts can be considered only as an experiment; and the possibility of a failure, must exonerate me from the imputation of pecuniary views. I am exquisitely sensible of the arduous duties the office of an editor imposes, and arrogate