Excerpt from In a Glass Darkly
It is related in a series of letters to his friend Professor Van Loo of Leyden. The professor was not a physician, but a chemist, and a man who read history and metaphysics and medicine, and had, in his day, written a play.
The narrative is therefore, if somewhat less valu able as a medical record, necessarily written in a manner more likely to interest an unlearned reader.
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