Observations on madness and melancholy: including practical remarks on those diseases; together with cases: and an account of the morbid appearances on dissection The second edition considerably enlarged.


Published by J. Callow, London, 1809
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8vo. pp. vii, [1], 345, [1]. Pages are generally clean with occasional spots of marginal foxing. Edges of title page are age-toned. Book plate re-mounted on inside front cover belonging to Clements C. Fry, M.D. (1892-1955) Professor of Psychiatry at Yale and a well known collector of medical prints. Bound in full modern calf done after an early style. Old spine label is preserved. John Haslam (1764-1844) was an Apothecary or Medical Officer at Bethlem Hospital (Bedlam) and afterwards the Governor of St. Luke's Hospital. Haslam was one of the most knowledgeable practitioners in his field. However, according to Hunter and Macaplpine his attitudes toward patients were rather "harsh and unfeeling." In 1816 scandals arose over poor patient care at Bethlem Hospital and Haslam was dismissed from his position (perhaps unfairly). The "Observations on Madness" was first published in 1798. Haslam, however, considered the second edition with its many additions, to be his magnum opus. It remained the standard work for a number of years. [Hunter and Macalpine, pp. 632-39]. Bookseller Inventory # 000430

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Title: Observations on madness and melancholy: ...

Publisher: J. Callow, London

Publication Date: 1809

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: Second edition.

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