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(without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF DANIEL DRAKE, M. D. The life whose first
fifteen years are depicted in this volume, was one of devotion to
science under many difficulties and with many drawbacks. It was
one, also, which surmounted those obstacles and achieved success
and distinction. The lesson of patience and perseverance learned in
his childhood and youth in the wilds of the " Dark and Bloody
Ground" molded that life. With him who learned it, as recounted in
the Letters now made public, labor was not more a destiny than a
choice, and the pursuit of knowledge not less a desire than a
necessity. Par back in my childhood's memories are recollections of
his protracted study, his keen and constant observation, his
intense search of knowledge through men and books. One of the most
distinct impressions left upon me by recollections extending
through more than a third of a century prior to his death, is, that
he sought knowledge for its own sake and for the good it enabled
him to do, rather than for the profit it brought to himself. Prom
my earliest memory to the close of his distinguished career, a
broad public spirit inspired his actions; too much so, oftentimes,
for his personal benefit. Had he lived more selfishly, the occasion
for this prefatory memoir in connection with these letters, might
not have existed. An extended memoir of Doctor Drake, by Edward D.
Mansfield, having been published in 1855, I shall confine myself
principally to references to his professional and public life,
rather than to details of his personal history. To obtain any just
view of his professional and public character and of the obstacles
to improvement which he met and overcame, we should know something
of what Cincinnati was when he, in December, 1800, became a student
of medicine there. It was...
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