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DYSPEPSY FORESTALLED & RESISTED:

OR

LECTURES

ON

DIET, REGIMEN, & EMPLOYMENT;

DELIVERED TO THE

STUDENTS OF AMHERST COLLEGE;

SPRING TERM, 1830.

BY EDWARD HITCHCOCK,
Professor of Chem. and Nat. Hist. in that Institution.

Whatever will cure, will prevent; as water poured on will ex-

tinguish fire, so it will prevent its being kindled.-Cheyne.

AMIERST:
PUBLISHED BY J. S. & C. ADAMS AND CO.
JONATHAN LEAVITT, NEW YORK. PIERCE AND WILLIAMS,

BOSTON

DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS,.... To wit :

District Clerk's Office. Be it remembered, that on the eighth day of May,A. D. 1830, in the fifty fourth year of the independence of the United States of America, J. S. and C. Adams, and Company of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors in the words following,

to wit:

Dyspepsy forestalled and resisted : or Lectures on Diet, Reg-imen and Employment; delivered to the Students of Amherst College ; Spring Term, 1830. By Edward Hitchcock, Professor of Chemistry and Natural History in that Institution. Whatever will cure, will prevent; as water poured on will extinguish fire, so it will prevent its being kindled.-Cheyne.

In conformity to the act of 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 an act entitled “an act supplementary to an 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, and etching historical and other prints.” JNO. W. DAVIS,

Clerk of the District of Massachusells.

PREFACE.

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As the following Lectures were prepared and delivered without solicitation, so they are published upon the private responsibility of the writer; who has not waited to ascertain what reception they would meet from his hearers. If any explanation is needed for thus printing them, so as to be offered for sale the very day after the last one was delivered, he would say to his auditors, who have given him so full and patient a hearing, that he hopes a desire to accomplish the most in the cause of temperance, has been his leading motive. He thought that the delivery of these Lectures would be likely to produce more effect than their perusal alone. Yet he supposed that no memory would be sufficiently retentive to preserve a distinct recollection, even of all the important rules and maxims, connected with the subject. He wished, therefore, to give all who are disposed, an opportunity to examine, at their leisure, the system of diet, regimen, and employment, which he has advanced; by putting this volume within their reach. And he thought it important, that this should be accomplished, while the interest excited on the subject, was yet fresh. Circumstances of a private and personal nature, conspired also, to urge on this publication thus rapidly. The writer is aware, that such a course has rendered attention to literary niceties more difficult than would be desirable. For the whole business of

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