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October 26, 1895

Gray on Nervous and Mental Diseases. A Treatise on Nervous and Mental Diseases.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(17):728. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.04280430040020

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It is a pleasure to write a notice of a book of this character. The well-known literary attainments of the author, the fine paper and beautiful text, the elegant illustrations, many of which are in colors, make it easy to understand why this book has passed to a second edition. Five new chapters have been added in this edition, namely: Dementia, Dementia Paranoides, Confusional Insanity, Delirium, and Massage. "The word treatment," says the author, "has been construed in the broadest sense to include not only medicinal and non-medicinal agents, but also those hygienic and dietetic measures which are often the physician's best reliance."

In regard to massage, the author says: "In cases of individuals who, for various causes, are unable to use their mus

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