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127 VOYAGE TO INDIA:
REFLECTIONS ON A VOYAGE TO MADRAS AND
BENGAL, IN 1821, IN THE SHIP LONACH ;
FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HEALTH
IN INDIAN CLIMATES ;
HINTS TO SURGEONS AND OWNERS OF PRIVATE
BY JAMES WALLACE,
SURGEON OF THE LONACH.
The dullest writer, if he holds up virtue and liberty, and berevolence and esteem; if he fills his story with good and wholesome advice ; and dresses up his little magazine of knowledge or entertainment, at least with a good intention; he may make himself useful.
CITIZEN OF THE WORLD.
LONDON : PRINTED FOR T. AND G. UNDERWOOD, 32, FLEET STREET;
AND CHALMERS AND COLLINS, GLASGOW.
IN MEMORY OF
THE LATE JOHN PEARSON, Esq.
Commander of the Lonach ;
AND TO THE
OFFICERS, PASSENGERS, AND CREW
OF THAT SHIP.
A CONSIDERABLE time before these 6 Reflections” were given to the press, he under whose auspices they were written, and who would have patronised them, had he been living, was numbered with the dead. I can now, therefore, only dedicate them to his memory; and well indeed does it deserve the tribute at my hand. This is not the place to speak of his goodness-of the ties that were between us; to tell how much he did for me—and how much I owe him; yet I
may be allowed to state, that it is for the kindnesses he heaped upon me, from the first moment I came