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PREFACE.

Although the Author of the following Pamphlet prescribes constantly for all diseases, yet it is in the treatment of that lingering complaint, Consumption of the Lungs, that he has the most abundant cause for satisfaction; for this, if he may be allowed the expression, is his favourite disease; he has for many years past devoted every moment of his leisure time to an investigation of it, with a view to discover more certain means of cure than those which have hitherto been generally practised. He trusts that he has succeeded in his task, for he has been enabled to bring to a successful termination cases which had bid defiance to all the usual remedies, and which had been pronounced incurable.

It is a fact that the number of deaths arising from Consumption is now greater than ever, and is still daily on the increase throughout England. We may see Patients on every side gradually pining away and sinking into the grave in spite of all that can be done for them by the common routine of practice, even under the most skilful and attentive hands, for the fault is

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in the established mode of treatment, not in the ability of the Surgeon or Physician; but the Author is confi, dent, from an intimate acquaintance with the disease, that many of them might be saved, if a different sys. tem were pursued, particularly at an earlier period of the complaint; for, as every one must undoubtedly know, the sooner we attack it with efficient means, the greater is the chance of cure. Truly does Armstrong, in his admirable poem on the Art of preserving Health, declare

“Millions have died of medicable wounds." Being convinced, from ample experience, that he possesses the means of rendering extensive service to Invalids of this class, Dr. Carr has had it in contemplation, ever since he took his degree as a Physician, to make the success of his plans more generally known, through the medium of the press, as a duty which he owes to society; for to possess the power of alleviating distress and not to exercise it, appears to him a crime of the most selfish description. Under this impression he has printed the following little Tract, as the most suitable mode of carrying out his intentions. At first he thought of giving merely a relation of cases, but, on further reflection, he has deemed it more useful to write some general observations, to shew the world that Consumption is not incurable, when proper means are resorted to—that in the majority of cases it may be radically overcome—and that when the disease has advanced too far to be retarded, it may still be divested of its more painful and aggravated character. Three Cases, however, are added at the end, in order to shew the efficacy of the system,

Asthma, and long standing habitual Coughs, which tear the Patient, as it were, to pieces, and render life a misery, are treated precisely on the same plan, and with the same beneficial results. Comfort and ease are made to take the place of difficult breathing, and that sense of suffocation in the chest which is so distressing.

Dr. CARR

May be consulted every day (Sundays excepted) at bis residence, Fakenham, on any disease incident to the human frame.

Letters of consaltation immediately answered.

Fakenham, Norfolk,

October, 1844.

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