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Page [NA] of Autobiography of Charles Caldwell, M.D. / with a preface, notes, and appendix, by Harriot W. Warner.

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CONTENTS. INTRODUCTION. History-Meaning of the term-Autobiography-Its difficulties-Egotism-False modesty-Reasons for writing-Early companions-Books my real companions- Qui docet, discit-Exercise-Civility-Young Americans abroad-Trial of civility in London-Pleasures of retrospection-No accidental act-Disinterestedness- Attachments-Natives of the United States and Great Britain compared-Abbe St. Pierre and Franklin.-Nature makes few great men, training many-Priestley -Ambition-Love of mental contest not a good habit. . . . 17 CHAPTER I. My ancestral name-Whence derived-Uncle Davy-My father-My mother's fa- mily-Col. Murray-His exploits-My birth-Mecklenburg County, North Caro- lina-Go to school-My teachers-Progress-Begin Latin-Build a log study- Lose my parents-Teach in an academy-Remove to another-Resolve to study medicine . . . . . . . . . . . 55 CHAPTER II. Salisbury-My Preceptor-D)issatisfaction-Determine to go to Philadelphia-My friends in Salisbury-Henderson-Rev. Dr. Hall-Rev. Dr Archibald-M ilitary escort-First view of Washington-Its effects on me-Leave Salisbury 77 CHAPTER III. Philadelphia-Eloquence-Pulpit-Bar-Mr. L-s-Mr. T.-His 'daughter- Medical school-The Faculty-Shippen-His appearance-Character-Punc- tuality-Rush-His introductory-Khun-Wistar-His character-His classical learning . . . . . . . . . . 100

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