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1873 SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF PAPERS BY NOTED AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIST ON MENTAL HEALTH AND JURISPRUDENCE. 8 1/2 inches tall hardcover, vii, 558 pages,original green cloth boards, gilt title on cover and spine, covers and spine darkened, corners and edges worn, front hinge starting, previous owners' signatures on front endpaper, remaining pages crisp and unmarked (not ex-library). ISAAC RAY (1807-1881) was Superintendent of the State Hospital for the Insane in Augusta, Maine, and subsequently oversaw construction of Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Islane. He was one of the 'original thirteen' who, in 1844, organized the 'Association of Medi- cal Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane,' and was its president from May, 1855, to May, 1859. Contributions to Mental Pathology is a collection of previously published articles, and includes articles not previously published. The work offers insight into mental health practices in mid-19th century America, including reports on a number of crimial trials, a paper on Insanity of King George the Third, Shakespeare's Illustrations of Insanity, and Illustrations of Insanity by Distinguished English Writers.