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“Quanquam ridentem dicere verum
THE object of the author in publishing this Work, is to expose, in an agreeable form, the fallacies of a peculiar system of Empiricism, which has but too frequently succeeded, in luring its dupes to their ruin.
The doctrines of Homeopathy have been ably combated in various Medical Periodicals, and the utter falsity of its pretensions to rank as a science, clearly and distinctly proved; but the Public (really the most interested party) either do not see these publications, or regard them with a prejudiced eye, thinking that they proceed from persons jealous of any other practice being pursued, than that recognized by Colleges, and guarded by Diplomas.
The popular form has been adopted in this Work, as best calculated for general circulation, and it is intended, that the inductions from the facts stated, should be drawn by the reader, in