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Hammond, William A. Cerebral hyperaemia the result of mental strain or emotional disturbance. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1879. Square 12mo (18 cm, 6.75"). 108 pp., [2 (ads)] ff. $95.00
First edition. Interlocking essays (Symptoms, Differential Diagnosis, Causes, Prognosis, Morbid Anatomy and Pathology, and Treatment) on the subject of brain congestion, read before the New York Neurological Society, Nov. 5th, 1877. Hammond believed lack of sleep was the cause. See: "The Brief Career of 'Cerebral Hyperaemia': William A. Hammond and His Insomniac Patients, 1854–90." by Bonnie Ellen Blustein (Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Volume 41, Issue 1, 1 January 1986, Pages 24–51).
Provenance: From the library of Robert Sadoff, M.D., sans indicia.
Publisher's mauve cloth, rebacked nicely and most of original spine reapplied. Edges rubbed, corners frayed; still a respectable copy. Medical doctor's ownership inscription in pencil on recto of first printed leaf. (39569) Please RESHELVE This.
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