CONFESSIONS OF A NEURASTHENIC

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CONFESSIONS

OF A

NEURASTHENIC

BY

WILLIAM TAYLOR MARRS, M.D.

With Original Illustrations

 

PHILADELPHIA

F. A. DAVIS COMPANY

PUBLISHERS

 

COPYRIGHT 1908,
BY
F. A. DAVIS COMPANY.

[Registered at Stationers’ Hall, London, Eng.]

Philadelphia, Pa., U. S. A.:
Press of F. A. Davis Company,
1916 Cherry Street.

 


[Pg iii]

AUTHOR’S APOLOGY.

The author's life-work having been such as to enable him to be especially observant, he can vouch for nearly every incident and statement recorded in this monograph as being based upon an actual experience, and therefore not merely the creation of something out of the whole cloth. In this instance, the neurasthenic is made to carry quite a heavy burden; thus, in a measure, suffering vicariously for the whole class to which he belongs.

The author has used his best efforts to tell his story in a happy vein, without padding and a multiplicity of words. The writing of it has been a task well mixed with pleasure, the latter of which it is hoped the reader may, in some small measure, share. The suggestions that are intended to be conveyed[Pg iv] project between the lines, and therefore need no pointing out.

The one apology which the author desires to offer is for the constant repetition of the personal pronoun. This has been all along a matter of sincere regret to the author, but he saw no way of obviating it. It is a difficult matter to tell a story, when you are your own hero and villain, and keep down to a modest limit the ever-recurring I.

 

William Taylor Marrs.

Peoria, Illinois.

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