1826 · Berlin
Sole edition: Naumann (1798–1871), a German physician and professor at the University of Bonn, published a number of works on clinical medicine as well as on more metaphysical topics. Here, he covers => the art of diagnosis based on interpreting signs and symptoms, including sections on mental phenomena arising from physical conditions and those "die von der Seele selbst auszugehen scheinen" (p. xviii). The work is now scarce, particularly outside of Germany, with a search of WorldCat finding just two U.S. institutions reporting holdings (National Library of Medicine & University of Chicago) and only a handful of European holdings.
Evidence of Readership: Scattered unobtrusive marks of emphasis, annotations, and corrections pencilled in an early hand.
Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928). Contemporary marbled paper, spine with gilt-stamped paper label; binding rubbed and scuffed. All page edges stained blue. Occasional small, neat markings as above. => A clean, pleasing copy of this uncommon medical work, in its contemporary binding. (Inventory #: 40663)