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Beard, George Miller.  [drop-title] Representative cases of nervous disease. [New York?]: No publisher, [1875]. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). 8 pp.
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In this paper, Beard presents "a few cases of diseases of the nervous system that are in some one, or in several features, representative in their character. They will serve to represent some of the leading and distinctive symptoms that are found in the diseases spoken of, as well as certain features in their progress and treatment." As Beard notes, electricity was used in all cases, and sometimes in addition to "other remedies."
        Dr. George Miller Beard (1839–83) was a neurologist who is responsible for popularizing "neurasthenia" — a weakness of the nerves brought on by urbanization and the increasing stress caused by it.
        WorldCat has located five institutional copies in the U.S.

In self-wrappers, stitched; chipping along edges with loss to one corner, some dust-soiling, pinhole in front wrapper, faint foxing to rear wrapper. Small stain and finger smudge to one page. An interesting look at 19th-century mental illness treatments from a prominent neurologist.  (39397)   Please RESHELVE This.


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