The intention of the book Family Physician is, to direct a right use of
those medicines which are necessary to be kept in families, whose distance from
a good practitioner, or any other circumstance, renders an immediate application
in sudden illnesses almost impossible, and occasions those delays in trifling
complaints, which oftentimes prove of very bad consequence.
This book covers
the following topics: organs of digestion, malarial diseases, specific germ
diseases, diseases of defective nutritian, specific blood diseases, diseases of
the lungs and air passages, diseases of the nervous system, diseases of the
heart, urinary diseases, diseases and injuries of the skin, diseases of women,
surgical diseases and accidents, the organs of digestion.