Insanity and Its Treatment: Lectures on the Treatment, Medical and Legal, of Insane Patients with a summary of the Laws in Force in the United States on the Confinement of the Insane

By: Blandford GF;Ray I

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SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF 19TH CENTURY PSYCHIATRY TEXT THAT WAS IN PRINT FROM 1871 TO 1892. 9 1/4 inches tall hardcover, original brown cloth boards, bookplate of Library of University of Cincinnati College of Medicine to front paste-down, gift of Drs. Road, ink signature of G. Road, M.D., front free endpaper, viii, 471 pages, publisher's advertisements end of text, cover edges and spine faded, otherwise very good. GEORGE FIELDING BLANDFORD (1829-1911) became closely associated with Dr. A. J. Sutherland, Physician to St. Luke's Hospital, where his early studies in insanity iwere made. In 1866 he first gave a couirse of lectures on insanity at St. George's Hospital. In 1867 he took the degree of M.D.Oxford, and in 1869 lhe was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Blandford's principal work was Insanity and its Treatment, which was first published in Edinburgh by Oliver and Boyd in 1871, with a concurrent American edition. It was essentially a clinical and practical manual, and held the field for many years; it passed through four editions, the second, third, and fourth being published in 1877, 1884, and 1892. The third edition was translanted into German. In this work Dr. Blandford made full use of his wide clinical experience in the treatment of the insane, the care of the individual patient, the symptoms of hlis disease, and the means of restoring him to health being emphasized much more than the classification of insanity.

Title: Insanity and Its Treatment: Lectures on the Treatment, Medical and Legal, of Insane Patients with a summary of the Laws in Force in the United States on the Confinement of the Insane

Author Name: Blandford GF;Ray I

Categories: America, Psychiatry, Law, Psychiatry,

Publisher: Philaadelphia, Henry C. Lea: 1871

Seller ID: 46

Keywords: law;psychiatry;medicine;