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August 7, 1897

Text=book on Mental Diseases.

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—By Theo. H. Kellogg, A.M., M.D., late Medical Superintendent of Willard State Hospital, etc., etc. Octavo, 792 pages, illustrated by original sphygmographic tracings and photographs of the different types of mental disorder. pp. 776. Extra muslin, $6.00.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(6):294. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440320038012

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Abstract

It is a pleasure to review this work, which is dedicated to the distinguished editor of the Medical Record of New York, as follows:

"George F. Shrady, A.M.,M.D., in special appreciation of his persistence and able advocacy of progressive and scientific methods of treatment of the insane; in recognition of his useful and distinguished professional career as Medical Editor and manager of State Hospitals, and visiting and consulting Hospital Surgeon; and as a personal tribute to his sterling traits of character."

The author's long experience as Superintendent of Hospitals for the insane and in the treatment of mental diseases has given him a right to have an opinion on the diagnosis and treatment of the various types of insanity.

The work opens with a chapter on the history of insanity. It also includes a historic sketch of the general condition and treatment of the insane, and the summary survey of

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