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 is intended as a concise practical guide by which the general
public may become familiar with the causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment,
of the more common diseases that may be successfully treated at home.