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Mental pathology and therapeutics [electronic resource] / by W. Griesinger ; translated from the German (2nd edition) by C. Lockhart Robertson and James Rutherford.

Author/Creator:
Griesinger, Wilhelm, 1817-1868., author.
Publication:
New York : W. Wood and Company, 1882.
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Book
1 online resource
Edition:
[2nd ed.].
Series:
Wood's library of standard medical authors
Wood's library of standard medical authors
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Subjects:
Psychiatry -- Early works to 1800.
Medical subjects:
Psychiatry.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
"I am happy to be able at last to place in the hands of the profession the long-delayed second edition of this work. It is not entirely a new work, many charters remain entirely unaltered; many others, however, have undergone correction and remodelling, and, in particular, great additions have been made, which I hope may be considered as adding to the value of the work. Fewest changes have been necessary in the description of the special forms of insanity: melancholia, mania, dementia, etc., have indeed remained the same since 1845. Most alterations and additions occur in the parts relating to etiology, pathological anatomy, the anatomy of the brain, the psychological introduction, the complications of insanity, and treatment. An entirely new section on the general diagnosis of mental disease has been added, and also a section on idiocy and cretinism. This subject is entirely omitted in the first edition. Since the date of its publication I have had occasion and opportunity more immediately to employ myself with these states through my connection with the idiot asylum of Mariaberg, which was under my direction during the latter period of my residence in Würtemberg. The number of illustrative cases have been increased by the addition of several interesting examples: in many of the more important chapters the principal literature is given to the reader who desires further information; finally, I have, as often as opportunity occurred, sought to elucidate the medicolegal aspect of psychiatry from the stand-point of the doctrines contained in this work, and, as occasion offered, expressed my views shortly but distinctly concerning much that is related to the present state of medical psychology. In this I had solely the interests of science and the profit of the reader in view, totally regardless of the censure or applause of this or of that school"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Notes:
Translation of Die Pathologie und Therapie der psychischen Krankheiten.
On cover: Wood's Library of standard medical authors.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2011 dcunns
Contributor:
Robertson, C. Lockhart (Charles Lockhart), 1825-1897, tr.
Rutherford, James, tr.
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