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Esquirol] MORISON (Alexander)
Outlines of lectures on mental diseases
London, Longman, etc., 1826 In-8 de VIII, 150 pages et 13 planches ; cartonnage de l'époque, dos renouvelé en vélin ancien avec pièce de titre conservé. Esquirol before Esquirol - The first illustrated textbook of psychiatry. Scarce seconde edition, the first with illustration after a first one published in 1825 in Edinburgh, of the first English text book on psychiatry. Furthermore, 12 years before the great Esquirol's French textbook on mental diseases, Alexander Morison already used the collection of Esquirol drawings and busts for illustrate his "Outlines" with three engravins of insanes. "In making a collection for this purpose, I have great pleasure in acknowledging my obligations to my friend Dr Esquirol of Paris, for his liberal permission to avail myself of his extensive collection of busts and drawings illustrative of the subjects ; and also to Dr. Sutherland, and to Mr. Wastell to London, for the facility afforded in selecting examples of different varieties, from a very large number of insane" (pages 126). "In March 1818, Morison travelled to Paris to meet Jean Étienne-Dominique Esquirol at the Salpêtrière. They corresponded for many years, Morison visited him on a further five occasions, and Esquirol subsequently sent students over to him. Morison visited a variety of Paris hospitals and was impressed with the French example that work could serve both as occupation and punishment. He noted the use of bath treatment with water to the head. He explored the theory of phrenology: he attended a lecture by Franz Joseph Gall and met with Johann Spurzheim, who told him … [Click Below for Full Description]
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