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PHILOSOPHICAL AND PRACTICAL
TREATISE ON HORSES,
AND ON THE
MORAL PUTIES OF MAN
THE BRUTE CREATION,
BY JOHN LAWRENCE.
For that which befalleth the sons of men, befalleth beasts ; even one thing
All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Sunt enim animalia post hominem, ita ars veterinaria post medicinam se-
Neque omnia, neque nihil.
Dean Street, Fetter Lane,
N a late publication of Mr. Blaine, a very respectable ve
terinary anatomist, the credit of this work, as far as regards medical treatment, is attacked in a very marked, and I conceive, not altogether candid manner. My answers to this gentleman, for whosc opinions I should have considerable deference, did they rest on the ground of his own experience and practice; together with certain farther additions and corrections, will be found in the following pages of the second volume : Pa. 231. 285. 305. 310. 325. 359. 363. 376. 426. 447. 454. 478. 517. 541. 566. 572. 592. 608. 611.
I had flattered myself, that I should have had no farther occasion to recur to the unpleasant task of defending the reputation and practice of our established veterinary writers; at least, that some more able advocate would have arisen ere now, in so just and generous a cause. But I find the same plan, the commencement of which appeared to me so illiberal and unjust, is incessantly pursued; the works of our best writers are to be calumniated, and consigned to oblivion; and the public deprived of the great benefits to be obtained from such an original and excellent source of instruction. By the numerous publications, all of the same even tenor, issuing of late years from the leisure of veterinary surgeons, it would appear, that they desire to impress the world with an idea, that all veterinary knowledge origi