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October 4, 1890

A Text-Book of Mental Diseases, with Special Reference to the Pathological Aspects of Insanity.

JAMA. 1890;XV(14):519-520. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410400035019

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In this interesting volume the author has aimed at a full presentation of the anatomical and pathological aspects of his subject, believing that former text-books on mental diseases have been disproportionately occupied with the clinical side of insanity. The work is divided into three parts. Part I deals with the anatomy of the cord, medulla, mesencephalon, thalamencephalon, prosencephalon, the encephalon as a whole, the cerebral cortex and cortical lamination. Part II, the clinical section, discusses the states of depression, states of exaltation, fulminating psychoses, mental enfeeblement, recurrent insanity, epileptic insanity, general paralysis of the insane, alcoholic insanity, insanity at the periods of puberty and adolescence, at the puerperal and climacteric periods, and senile insanity. Part III, the pathological section, takes up the subjects of morbid conditions of the cranial bones, investing membranes, brain substance, histological elements of cortex, forms of tissue degradation, and the pathological anatomy of general paralysis, of

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