Opium and the Opium-Appetite: With Notices of Alcoholic Beverages, Cannabis Indica, Tobacco and Coca, and Tea and Coffee, in Their Hygeienic Aspects and Pathologic Relations (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Opium and the Opium-Appetite: With Notices of Alcoholic Beverages, Cannabis Indica, Tobacco and Coca, and Tea and Coffee, in Their Hygeienic Aspects and Pathologic Relations

I. A preface is properly the simple enunciation of a work in its outlines of structure alone; the unfolding of the substratum of facts, with the reasonings and opinions thereupon educed, must proceed with the presentation of the special themes paripassu. Fidelity of description will ever bear the semblance of proportionateness, neither ex aggerating incident for the sake of pandering to a prurient curiosity, nor yet ignoring, or else glossing over, correlative facts out of squeamish delicacy or overweening prudence. The suppressio veri may lead the earnest inquirer astray as certainly as the suggestiofalsi.

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