Context of Medical essays and practical dissertations on the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment, and cure of a certain species of consumption incident to youth, and the different stages of life, commonly termed tabes dorsalis : with its concomitants : including the general diseases which impair and destroy the invaluable blessing of health, and disorder the functions of the finest organs in the animal economy : to which are added, remarks on the errors too frequently committed by mistaking spasmodic affections of the human urethera for strictures, where none exist, and the serious consequences from the application of caustics