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Annual report of the Medical Superintendent of the Kings County Lunatic Asylum for the year ending July 31, 1878.

Annual report of the Medical Superintendent of the Kings County Lunatic Asylum for the year ending July 31, 1878.

by Kings County Lunatic Asylum (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

No place: No publisher/printer, [1878]. 8vo (23.1 cm, 9.125"). Frontis., 41, [1] pp. The medical superintendent discusses the number of admissions versus discharges, deaths, improvements to the meals offered to patients, and other topics.    The work ends with the usual facts, figures, and tables. Publisher's yellow wrappers printed in black; chipping to corners, mild soiling to wrappers, crease down center of pamphlet, rubbing to spine. Interior age-toned, light waterstain to top corner of... Read more
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$35.00
Thirteenth annual report of the managers of the State Lunatic Asylum, at Utica. Transmitted to the legislature, February 9, 1856.

Thirteenth annual report of the managers of the State Lunatic Asylum, at Utica. Transmitted to the legislature, February 9, 1856.

by New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica

Albany, NY: C. Van Benthuysen, printer to the legislature, 1856. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 48 pp. On physical plant matters, including heating and ventilation, occupations of patients before admission, need for specialized wards, accounting of expenses, diagnoses of types and causes of mental illness. Publisher's brown wrappers printed in black; age-toning to wrappers. Offsetting throughout interior, including to back side of wrappers.
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$55.00
Suicide not evidence of insanity.

Suicide not evidence of insanity.

by Palmer, Oliver H

[New York]: The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, [1878]. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9"). 40 pp. The subtitle reads: " A paper read before the Medico-Legal Society of the City of New York, Wednesday evening, March 6, 1878." Palmer was a lawyer, served with distinction in the Civil War, and presented this paper while head of the legal department of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. After discussing the legal view of suicide as a crime (i.e., a form of murder) he says, despite... Read more
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$125.00
Eighteenth biennial report of the trustees, superintendent, and treasurer of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Mount Pleasant for the fiscal years of 1894 and 1895.

Eighteenth biennial report of the trustees, superintendent, and treasurer of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Mount Pleasant for the fiscal years of 1894 and 1895.

by Iowa Hospital for the Insane. Mount Pleasent

Des Moines: F.R. Conaway, State printer, 1895. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 61, [1] pp., 19 ff. of plates. Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Mount Pleasant opened in 1861. was the first asylum in Iowa, and was built under the Kirkbride Plan. This report contains facts, figures, and statistics on patients and the day to day running of the facility, including the surrounding farm and its animal husbandry.    Includes 19 leaves of plates, the majority showing the exterior and interior of the buildings with... Read more
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$300.00
Annual report of the Bloomingdale Asylum, for the year 1842.

Annual report of the Bloomingdale Asylum, for the year 1842.

by Wilson, William

New York: Mahlon Day & Co. (James Egbert, pr.), 1843. 12mo. 16 pp.; 1 plt. Report of the resident physician to the Bloomingdale asylum committee. Includes a catalogue of expenditures and asylum statistics (patient recoveries, deaths, probable causes of insanity, etc.). Sewn as issued. Foxed.
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$55.00
[drop-title] National Association for the Protection of the Insane and the Prevention of Insanity. Abstract of Minutes.

[drop-title] National Association for the Protection of the Insane and the Prevention of Insanity. Abstract of Minutes.

by National Association for the Protection of the Insane and the Prevention of Insanity

No place [Philadelphia?]: No publisher/printer, no date [1884]. 8vo (24.4 cm, 9.5"). [1] f. (printed on both sides). Includes the need to raise $400,000, vote of thanks to Miss Chevaillier, election of officers, and wording of a circular to be sent to members and others for the fund raising effort. Age-toning along top and fore-edge; fore-edge crumpled with with tattering. A good copy.
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$75.00
Seventh biennial report of the trustees, superintendent, and treasurer of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Mount Pleasant for the fiscal years of 1872 and 1873.

Seventh biennial report of the trustees, superintendent, and treasurer of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Mount Pleasant for the fiscal years of 1872 and 1873.

by Iowa Hospital for the Insane. Mount Pleasent

Des Moines: R.P. Clarkson, State printer, 1874. 8vo (22.5 cm, 9"). 73, [1] pp. The Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Mount Pleasant opened in 1861, was the first asylum in Iowa, and was built under the Kirkbride Plan. This report contains facts, figures, and statistics on patients and the day to day running of the facility, including the surrounding farm and its animal husbandry. Original printed purple wrappers. Signature on front wrapper. Very good.
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$350.00
Twenty-second annual report of the managers of the State Lunatic Asylum, for the year 1864. Transmitted to the legislature February 4, 1865.

Twenty-second annual report of the managers of the State Lunatic Asylum, for the year 1864. Transmitted to the legislature February 4, 1865.

by New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica

Albany, NY: C. Wendell, legislative printer, 1865. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 32 pp.; 2 plts. The superintendent, John P. Gray, discusses the increased admissions, the causes of death in the 48 patients who died in the hospital, and other topics.    Two plates preceding the title-page show the front of the asylum as well as a floor plan. Includes significant information on the food stuffs both grown on the grounds and purchases. Publisher's gray wrappers printed in black; minor edgewear, a few tiny... Read more
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$45.00
Fourth biennial report of the trustees, superintendents, steward and treasurer of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane, at Independence, for the fiscal year of 1878 and 1879.

Fourth biennial report of the trustees, superintendents, steward and treasurer of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane, at Independence, for the fiscal year of 1878 and 1879.

by Iowa Hospital for the Insane. Independence

Des Moines: F.M. Mills, State printer, 1879. 8vo (22.5 cm, 9"). 52 pp., [1] f. Planning for the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Independence began in 1868. It was established on the Kirkbride model and was the second mental hospital in the state. It opened on 1 May 1873.    This report contains facts, figures, and statistics on patients and the day to day running of the facility, as well as improvements. Interesting information on diet. Original printed wrappers. Very good.
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$350.00
Biennial report of the superintendent of the St. Peter State Hospital to the board of trustees for the period ending July 31, 1894.

Biennial report of the superintendent of the St. Peter State Hospital to the board of trustees for the period ending July 31, 1894.

by St. Peter State Hospital

St. Paul: Pioneer Press Co., 1895. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 75 pp., 2 plates. Statistics on equipment, food, machinery, tools, livestock, buildings, and patients, including the types of mental illnesses, place of birth, age, cause of death, etc. The data on diet very interesting.    The two plates are half-tone photographs of the exterior of the hospital and its fore-ground area. Original printed wrappers, front one with area of chipping and loss of paper. Very good.
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$250.00
Second biennial report of the Board of Trustees and of the Superintendent of the Oregon State Insane Asylum for the two years ending ... November 30, 1886.

Second biennial report of the Board of Trustees and of the Superintendent of the Oregon State Insane Asylum for the two years ending ... November 30, 1886.

by Oregon State Insane Asylum

Salem, Oregon: W.H. Byars, state printer, 1886. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 49pp. The Oregon State Insane Asylum was authorized by the legislature in 1882 and construction began in 1883 in the Kirkbride Plan design. It received its first patients in 1885. Tables statistically give data on the patients: their civil status, place of birth, nation of origin, place of residence, age, and "supposed cause of insanity." Other information included relates to clothing and food stuffs. Original printed wrappers.
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$275.00
Fourth biennial report of the Board of Trustees and of the Superintendent of the Oregon State Insane Asylum for the two years ending ... November 30, 1890.

Fourth biennial report of the Board of Trustees and of the Superintendent of the Oregon State Insane Asylum for the two years ending ... November 30, 1890.

by Oregon State Insane Asylum

Salem, Oregon: W.H. Byars, state printer, 1891. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 43 pp. The Oregon State Insane Asylum was authorized by the legislature in 1882 and construction began in 1883 in the Kirkbride Plan design. It received its first patients in 1885. Tables statistically give data on the patients: their civil status, place of birth, nation of origin, place of residence, age, and "supposed cause of insanity." Other information included relates to clothing and food stuffs.    Not yet 10 years... Read more
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$275.00
Second biennial report of the Board of Trustees and officers of the Minnesota Hospital for Insane (organized 1866) located at St. Peter.  And Second Minnesota Hospital for Insane (organized 1877) located at Rochester.  To the governor of Minnesota for the fiscal years 1881-2.

Second biennial report of the Board of Trustees and officers of the Minnesota Hospital for Insane (organized 1866) located at St. Peter. And Second Minnesota Hospital for Insane (organized 1877) located at Rochester. To the governor of Minnesota for the fiscal years 1881-2.

by Minnesota Hospital for Insane

Minneapolis: Johnson, Smith & Harrison, 1883. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 86 pp., plate. The frontispiece is a woodcut of the elevation of the hospital at St. Peter and is signed "Lowd. Stent." The text deals with the physical plant and its needs and improvements and the many, many tables provide data on patients: ages, counties or countries or origin, types of mental disturbance, etc. Original printed wrappers. Very good.
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$250.00
Thirty-first biennial report of the Superintendent of the Independence State Hospital and sixth biennial report of the Hospital for Inebriates at Independence, Iowa. To the Board of Control of State Institutions. For the period ending June 30, 1932.

Thirty-first biennial report of the Superintendent of the Independence State Hospital and sixth biennial report of the Hospital for Inebriates at Independence, Iowa. To the Board of Control of State Institutions. For the period ending June 30, 1932.

by Iowa. Board of Control of State Institutions

Anamosa, IA: Men’s Reformatory Print, [1932]. 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). [8], 108 pp. Printed in a prison and containing numerous statistical tables on the mental hospitals of the title and their patients.    Provenance: Most recently in the library of Robert Sadoff, M.D., sans indicia. Publisher's gray wrappers printed in black; very minor edgewear. Very good.
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$35.00
Reports of the Board of Insane Asylum Building Commissioners, and of the Trustees of the Oregon State Insane Asylum, with a report of the Medical Superintendent.

Reports of the Board of Insane Asylum Building Commissioners, and of the Trustees of the Oregon State Insane Asylum, with a report of the Medical Superintendent.

by Oregon State Insane Asylum

Salem, Oregon: W.H. Byars, state printer, 1885. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 36 pp., folding table. The Oregon State Insane Asylum was authorized by the legislature in 1882 and construction began in 1883 in the Kirkbride Plan design. It received its first patients in 1885. There were almost as many women as men: Tables statistically give their their civil status, place of birth, nation of origin, place of residence, age, and "supposed cause of insanity." Other information included relates to clothing... Read more
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$275.00
State of Iowa. Bulletin of state institutions. Vol. XXXIV, No. IV. October, 1932.

State of Iowa. Bulletin of state institutions. Vol. XXXIV, No. IV. October, 1932.

by Iowa. Board of Control of State Institutions

Anamosa, IA: Men’s Reformatory Print, [1932]. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 173, [7] pp. Printed in a prison and containing articles on "control of communicable diseases in the state's institutions," the Training School for Boys at Eldora, sewage treatment for the state institutions, and care of tuberculosis patients.    Provenance: Most recently in the library of Robert Sadoff, M.D., sans indicia. Publisher's gray wrappers printed in black; interior very lightly age-toned. Very good.
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$35.00
Ninth biennial report of the trustees, superintendent, and treasurer of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Mount Pleasant for the fiscal years of 1876 and 1877.

Ninth biennial report of the trustees, superintendent, and treasurer of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Mount Pleasant for the fiscal years of 1876 and 1877.

by Iowa Hospital for the Insane. Mount Pleasent

Des Moines: R.P. Clarkson, State printer, 1877. 8vo (22.5 cm, 9"). 68 pp. The Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Mount Pleasant opened in 1861. was the first asylum in Iowa, and was built under the Kirkbride Plan. This report contains facts, figures, and statistics on patients and the day to day running of the facility, including the surrounding farm and its animal husbandry. Original printed purple wrappers, lacking the rear one. Signature on front wrapper. Very good.
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$350.00
State of Iowa. Bulletin of state institutions. Vol. XXXIV, No. III. July, 1932.

State of Iowa. Bulletin of state institutions. Vol. XXXIV, No. III. July, 1932.

by Iowa. Board of Control of State Institutions

Anamosa, IA: Men’s Reformatory Print, [1932]. 8vo (22.8 cm, 9"). [103]–137, [3] pp. Printed in a prison and containing articles on depression and juvenile delinquency and on Iowa's juvenile and orphans' homes.    Provenance: Most recently in the library of Robert Sadoff, M.D., sans indicia. Publisher's gray wrappers printed in black; light rubbing to spine, interior very lightly age-toned. Very good.
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$35.00
Tenth biennial report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Minnesota Hospital for Insane ... located at St. Peter, Rochester and Fergus Falls, to the governor of the State of Minnesota. For the biennial period ending July 31, 1898.

Tenth biennial report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Minnesota Hospital for Insane ... located at St. Peter, Rochester and Fergus Falls, to the governor of the State of Minnesota. For the biennial period ending July 31, 1898.

by Board of Trustees of the Minnesota Hospitals for the Insane

St. Paul: Pioneer Press Co., 1898. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 211pp., 5 fold. tables. Statistics on equipment, food, machinery, tools, livestock, buildings, and patients, including the types of mental illnesses, place of birth, age, cause of death, etc. The three biggest protein sources for the patients seems to have been beef, fresh fish, and chicken, supplemented with much vegetable protein. Original printed wrappers. Very good.
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$275.00
Insanity in its medico-legal relations. Opinion relative to the testamentary capacity of the late James C. Johnston, of Chowan County, North Carolina.

Insanity in its medico-legal relations. Opinion relative to the testamentary capacity of the late James C. Johnston, of Chowan County, North Carolina.

by Hammond, William A

New York: Baker, Voorhis & Co., 1867. 8vo (8.5'). 81 pp. Second edition, with an appendix containing the main points of Judge Merrimon's charge to the jury. Hammond was "professor Diseases of the Mind and Nervous System, in the Bellveue Hospital Medical College, New York; later Surgeon-General U.S. Army, &c., &c."    Johnson owned huge land holdings but left everything to virtual strangers and nothing to family. Hammond concluded Johnson was insane. Removed from a nonce... Read more
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$200.00
Forty-fourth annual report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Dayton State Hospital, to the Governor of the state of Ohio, for the fiscal year ending November 15, 1898.

Forty-fourth annual report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Dayton State Hospital, to the Governor of the state of Ohio, for the fiscal year ending November 15, 1898.

by Dayton State Hospital. Board of Trustees and Officers

Columbus, OH: The Westbote Co., state printers, 1899. Small 4to (24.3 cm, 9.5"). 58 pp. Little discussion in fore-matter, but lots of the usual facts and figures. Publisher's blue wrappers printed in black; front wrapper chipped, small water-stain to top corner, large portion of rear wrapper and last leaf lacking. Interior lightly age-toned, small water-stain to top corner of leaves and bottom corner of last few leaves.
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$25.00
[wrapper title] The insanity law of the state of New York.

[wrapper title] The insanity law of the state of New York.

by New York (State). Laws, statutes, etc

No place [Albany?]: No publisher/printer, [1896]. 8vo (22 cm, 9"). 48 pp. Actually written in layman's terms and with sensible definitions of terms used.    WorldCat locates only two U.S. libraries reporting ownership (University of Michigan, and the Houston Academy of Medicine). Stapled in self-wrappers, as issued. Staples rusted. Some dust-soiling.
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$75.00
Forty-first annual report of the Trustees and Officers of the Dayton State Hospital to the Governor of the state of Ohio for the fiscal year ending November 15, 1895.

Forty-first annual report of the Trustees and Officers of the Dayton State Hospital to the Governor of the state of Ohio for the fiscal year ending November 15, 1895.

by Dayton State Hospital. Board of Trustees and Officers

Columbus, OH: The Westbote Printing Co., state printers, 1896. Small 4to (23.8 cm, 9.375"). 62, [2] pp. Little discussion in fore-matter except of administrative matters, but lots of the usual facts and figures. Publisher's tan wrappers printed in black; minor edgewear, top corner of rear wrapper chipped. Interior lightly age-toned.
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$35.00
Tobacco, insanity and nervousness.

Tobacco, insanity and nervousness.

by Bremer, Ludwig

St. Louis: Meyer Bros., Druggist (Nixon-Jones Printing Co.), 1892. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9"). 16 pp. Author was "late physician to the St. Vincent's Institution for the Insane, of St. Louis, MO." Further, "The contents of this Pamphlet are based on an Article read before the St. Louis Medical Society in October, 1891" (verso of title-page). Self-wrappers. Front wrapper with lower outside corner torn off and reattached on verso with tape. Good/very good.
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$75.00
The trial, confessions and conviction of Jesse and Stephen Boorn for the murder of Russell Colvin, and the return of the man supposed to have been murdered.

The trial, confessions and conviction of Jesse and Stephen Boorn for the murder of Russell Colvin, and the return of the man supposed to have been murdered.

by Sargeant, Leonard

Manchester, VT: Journal Book & Job Office, 1873. 8vo (23.3 cm, 9.25"). 48 pp. The trial of the Boorns "is one of the most famous cases of American criminal law and a constant reminder that innocent persons can be convicted. Russell Colvin, the alleged victim, had married a sister of the Boorns and had several children by her. He was mentally deficient and disappeared in 1812. Local gossip credited the Boorns with having disposed of him, presumably because he was a burden on the family. In... Read more
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$275.00