A Treatise on Insanity in Which are Contained the Principles of a New and More Practical Nosology of Maniacal Disorders … translated from the French by D. D. Davis.
by PINEL, Philippe (1745-1826).
Birmingham:: Classics of Medicine Library, 1983., 1983. 8vo. [ii], lv, , 288,  pp. Gilt decorated red leather, raised bands, all edges gilt. Fine. Special limited edition reprint of the 1806 first English translation. "Pinel was among the first to treat the insane humanely; he dispensed with chains and placed his patients under the care of specially selected physicians. Garrison considered the above book one of the foremost medical classics, giving as it did a great impetus to humanitarian treatment of the insane. Pinel founded the French School of Psychiatry." – Garrison and Morton 4922.
(Inventory #: MM13331)
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