Their object was laudable, and their authors deserve credit.They will regret with us,that they have not taught us how to cure the disease to which their time has been devoted.Dr.T.deserves well of the friends of medical science, that he has collected so much on the subject; and well of the friends of humanity, for the intentions with which he composed his work. There is one circumstance in the work of Dr.T.on which we will express our decided regret; we refer to the typography.The errors are uncommonly numerous throughout the work, and as nothing can excuse it, we can accept no apology. -- N Engl J Med Surg 1812; 1:385-393October 1, 1812.
The narrations in this "Journal" are invested, with peculiar interest, from the fact that its author himself mingled in the varied scenes of the Revolution, observed the different phases of military life ; was personally acquainted with the characters he presents ; and therefore gives us the truthful results of his own observation, greatly heightened in beauty and interest, by the attractive style which he employs, and the ease and grace with which he presents them. -- Preface.