Book Details + Condition: William Wood & Co. (New York). Second Edition, 1882. By W. Griesinger, and translated from the German by C. Lockhart and James Rutherford. Hardcover. 370 pages with index. The tome is divided into five books including: General; The Cause and Mode of Origin of Mental Disease; Forms of Mental Disease; The Pathological Anatomy of Mental Disease; and The Programs and Treatment of Mental Disease. For more on Dr. Griesinger, please see below. Firm binding; light normal wear to boards; chafed spine ends; rubbed corners; name to ffep; interior pages are clean and free of markings.
Wilhelm Griesinger (29 July 1817 – 26 October 1868) was a German neurologist and pioneering psychiatrist. He was one of the first to initiate reforms in treatment of the mentally ill as well as introducing changes to the existing asylum system. He created programs to reintegrate the mentally ill back into society the combination of through short-term hospitalization in combination with out patient support systems. He also provided valuable insights on the nature of psychopathic behavior. [Wikipedia]