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MEDICAL COMPANION,

OR

FAMILY PHYSICIAN;

TREATING OF THE

DISEASES OF THE UNITED STATES,
WITH THEIR SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, CURE, AND MEANS OF PREVENTION:
COMMON CASES IN SURGERY, AS FRACTURES, DISLOCATIONS, &c.

THE MANAGEMENT AND DISEASES OF

WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

A DISPENSATORY, FOR PREPARING FAMILY MEDICINES,

AND A

GLOSSARY EXPLAINING TECHNICAL TERMS.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
A BRIEF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE HUMAN BODY,

SHEWING, ON RATIONAL PRINCIPLES, THE CAUSE AND CURE OF DISEASES:

AN ESSAY ON HYGIEINE,
OR THE ART OF PRESERVING HEALTH, WITHOUT THE AID OF MEDICINE:

AN AMERICAN MATERIA MEDICA,

POINTING OUT THE VIRTUES AND DOSES

OF OUR MEDICINAL PLANTS.

ALSO,

THE NURSE'S GUIDE.

THE SEVENTH EDITION,
REVISED, ENLARGED, AND VERY CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED.

BY JAMES EWELL,
PHYSICIAN IN WASHINGTON, FORMERLY OF SAVANNAH.

“I have always thonght it a grcater happiness to discover a certain method of caring, even
the slightest disease, than to accumulate the largest fortuno; and whoever compasses the forur
I esteem not only happier, but wiser and better too."

SYDENHAM,

WASHINGTON:
PRINTED FOR THE PROPRIETORS.

PRICE FIVE DOLLARS.

39314

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, to wit.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the eighth day of November,
L.S

in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-
two, and of the Independence of the United States of America,
the forty-seventh, CORDELIA B. EWELL and OLIVIA F.

EWELL, of the said district, have deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the District Court for the District of Columbia, the Title of a Book, the right whereof, they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

"The Medical Companion, or Family Physician; treating of the diseases of the United States, with their symptoms, causes, cure; and means of prevention; common cases in surgery, as fractures, dislocations, &c. The management and diseases of women and children: a dispensatory for preparing family medicines, and a glossary explaining technical terms. To which are added, a brief anatomy and physiology of the human body, showing on rational principles, the causes and cure of diseases: an essay on Hygieine, or the art of preserving health without the aid of medicine: an American Materia Medica, pointing out the virtues and doses of our medicinal plants. Also, the Nurse's Guide. The sixth edition, revised, enlarged, and very considerably improved, By James Ewell, physician in Washington, formerly of Savannah. "I have always thought it a greater happiness to discover a certain method of curing even the slightest disease, than to accumulate the largest fortune: and whoever compasses the former, I esteem not only happier, but wiser and better too.-Sydenham.”

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 supplementary 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 prints."

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the public seal of my office, the day and year aforesaid.

EDM. I. LEE.
Clerk of the District Court for the District of Columnbin.

HARVARD MEDICAL LIBRARY

IN THE
FRANCIS A. COUNTWAY

LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

RECOMMENDATIONS.

in testimony of the merits of this work, the following

commendations, by some of the most distinguished medical characters of the United States, are inserted; together with the letters of their excellencies, Thomas Jefferson, and G. Hyde de Neuville-also, a review by Professor Mitehill, of New-York.

Baltimore, Nov. 18, 1822. DEAR SIR,

I have been truly gratified in the perusal of the Sixth Edition of your Medical Companion, or Family Physician.”

The improvements made in this new impression of your work, compared with the former editions, are indeed extensive and important. Independent of your having enlarged considerably on diseases generally, you have introduced additional matter, which greatly enhances its value. The introduction of the Nurse's Guide, as also the treatise you have given on the management of female complaints, will have the most happy effects, in correcting the gross errors daily committed by ignorant persons, and thereby save many valuable lives.

I do not hesitate to say, that this new edition of your Medical Companion, is decidedly the best popular treatise on medicine, that bas ever been published; and considering it, as I verily do, a safe and useful guide for heads of families, as well as for young practitioners of medicine, I take much pleasure in recommending it to the attention of our fellow citizens, both in town and country.

I will only add, if your book meets with that encouragement, to which it is justly entitled, you will very soon be called upon, by the public, for another edition.

I am, dear sir, with much respect,

Four friend and servant,

COLIN MACKENZIE, M. D. Dr. James Ewell.

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