Excerpt from Doctors of the Old School: Being Curiosities of Medicine and Ancient Practise The Doctors of the Old School is a work prepared with much care, and brings together a vast fund of information from various sources on the curiosities of medicine and ancient practise. A number of original articles, by the Editor and other contributors, appear here for the first time. This work is somewhat similar to A Book About Doctors, by John Cordy Jeaffreson, and contains a further contribution by that author, but entirely original and distinct from his former publication. For the courtesy of using articles protected by a copyright, the Editor returns thanks to Harper and Brothers, D. Appleton and Company, Nature, Current Literature, Alice Morse Earle, and Frank Rede Fowke. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.