Medical Inquiries and Observations, upon The Diseases Of The Mind. Benjamin Rush.
Medical Inquiries and Observations, upon The Diseases Of The Mind
Medical Inquiries and Observations, upon The Diseases Of The Mind

Medical Inquiries and Observations, upon The Diseases Of The Mind

Philadelphia: Kimber& Richardson, 1812. First edition. Leather_bound. First edition, second state, with Chapet II, Section VIII beginning on P.62 and ending on p. 63. Original full tree calf, red leather spine label lettered in gilt. blank (whic has chips, a stain and a short repair), title, viii (Preface and Contents)+ 367 pp. 4 pp. adverts for medical books by Kimber & Richardson, blank Some chipping to the head of the spine and corners rounded, tight in its binding, foxing and embrowning to the text and light tidemarking to the title page not affecting the print. Benjamin Rush (1746-1813) was an American physician, political figure, prominent Philadelphian and Signed of The Declaration of Independence for Pennslyvania. He was Surgeon General to the Continental Army during the American Revolution (until 1778) and was present at most of the major battles in New Jersey and Pennslyvania including the Battle of Princeton. This book was one of the first to contain descriptions and treatments for psychiatric illnesses, though he was incorrect in attributing many of these to disruptions of blood circulation. He pioneered the use of occupational therapy especially for those who were institutionalized. In the 1960s, the American Psychiatric Association recognized him as the "father of American psychiatry" Good. Item #E24607B

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