WILLIAM TAYLOR MARRS, M.D.
With Original Illustrations
F. A. DAVIS COMPANY
F. A. DAVIS COMPANY.
[Registered at Stationers’ Hall, London, Eng.]
Philadelphia, Pa., U. S. A.:
Press of F. A. Davis Company,
1916 Cherry Street.
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.