TO JOHN SYNG DORSEY, M. D.
Member Of The American Philosophical Society; And Of The Royal Danish Medical Society At Copenhagen: One Of The Surgeons Of The Pennsylvania Hospital; Adjunct Professor Of Surgery, And Professor Of Materia Medica In The University Of Pennsylvania.
My dear Sir,
Permit me to inscribe to you the first Volume of this Work. To no one more properly could it be dedicated.
Should you be enabled to render it subservient to the interest of that branch of Medicine which it is your province to teach, I feel confident you will not withhold from it your patronage.
I avail myself of this opportunity to express for you, my high consideration and personal regard.
WILLIAM P. C. BARTON,
August 12, 1817.