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Du mouvement de l'aliénation mentale en France de 1835 à 1882.

Du mouvement de l'aliénation mentale en France de 1835 à 1882.

by Lunier, Ludger

Paris: F. Savy, 1884. 8vo (24 cm, 9.5"). 20 pp., graph, table. Lunier was a medical doctor and "Inspecteur general honoraire du service des alienes en France" and here surveys the advances in mental health care during the years specified in the title. "Tiré à part de Annales médico-psychologiques, T. XII, septembre 1884. Original salmon colored wrappers; splitting along the spine. Dusty.
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$75.00
The functions of the psychopathic hospital.

The functions of the psychopathic hospital.

by May, James V

[Baltimore]: American Journal of Insanity, [1919]. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). [21]–34 pp. A paper "reprinted from American Journal of Insanity, Vol. LXXVI, No. 1, July 1919," and "read at the seventy-fifth annual meeting of The American Medico-Psychological Association, Philadelphia, Pa., June 18–20, 1919."    James Vance May (1873–1947) was the Superintendent of Boston State Hospital. Having worked at several mental hospitals, he was an early supporter of... Read more
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$40.00
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
Seventeenth annual report of the managers of the State Lunatic Asylum. Transmitted to the legislature, February 7, 1860.

Seventeenth annual report of the managers of the State Lunatic Asylum. Transmitted to the legislature, February 7, 1860.

by New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica

Albany, NY: Charles Van Benthuysen, printer, 1860. 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). 36 pp.; 2 plts. The superintendent, Dr. John P. Gray, discusses the year's admissions and discharges, recoveries and deaths, and presents many tables demonstrating the crops produced by the farm and garden, and other facts and figures.    Two plates preceding the title-page show the elevation of the asylum as well as a floor plan. Publisher's yellow wrappers printed in black; some spotting and dirt-soiling to edges of... Read more
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$35.00
The Manufacture of Madness – a comparative study of the Inquisition and the mental health movement

The Manufacture of Madness – a comparative study of the Inquisition and the mental health movement

by Szasz, Thomas

Paladin, London, 1973. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Bosch – ,. Appears unread, no creases, no handling marks. in this book the author uses passion critique of current assumptions about "mental illness". Social man not only persecutes the outsider, he needs him and if necessary creates him the author asserts. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 416 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Bosch – ,. Quantity... Read more
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AU$13.65
Fourth biennial report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Minnesota Hospital for Insane ... located at St. Peter and Second Minnesota Hospital for Insane ... located at Rochester, to the governor of the State of Minnesota. For the biennial period ending July 31, 1886.

Fourth biennial report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Minnesota Hospital for Insane ... located at St. Peter and Second Minnesota Hospital for Insane ... located at Rochester, to the governor of the State of Minnesota. For the biennial period ending July 31, 1886.

by Board of Trustees of the Minnesota Hospitals for the Insane

Minneapolis: Pioneer Press Co., 1886. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 138 pp. 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 occupations of the patients is very interesting: the greatest numbers were for housewives, domestics, laborers' wives, and farmers. Original printed wrappers, short tears in upper margin of some leaves. Very good.
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$275.00
Biennial report of the board of trustees of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda for the fiscal term ending June 30, 1897.

Biennial report of the board of trustees of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda for the fiscal term ending June 30, 1897.

by Iowa Hospital for the Insane. Clarinda

Des Moines: F.R. Conaway, State printer, 1897. 8vo (22.5 cm, 9"). 67, [1] pp. The Clarinda State Hospital was built over the period of 1884 to 1888 and opened its doors in December of 1888. It was the third asylum in the state of Iowa. The original plan for patients was to hold alcoholics, geriatrics, drug addicts, mentally ill, and the criminally insane.    This report contains facts, figures, and statistics on patients and the day to day running of the facility, including the surrounding farm... Read more
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$300.00
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
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
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
Practical remarks on puerperal insanity.

Practical remarks on puerperal insanity.

by Lalor, Joseph

Dublin: John Falconer, 1865. 8vo (21.7 cm, 8.5"). 9, [1] pp. A paper "read at the Dublin Obstetrical Society, 11th March, 1865," and "reprinted from the Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science, August, 1865."    Joseph Lalor (1811–86) was the Resident Superintendent of the Richmond District Lunatic Asylum in Dublin.    WorldCat has located one institutional copy in the U.S. — at the College of Physicians, here in Philadelphia. In paper wrappers; age-toned,... Read more
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$65.00
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
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
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
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
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
RESPONSIBILITY IN MENTAL DISEASE

RESPONSIBILITY IN MENTAL DISEASE

by MAUDSLEY, Henry

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. Authorized Edition. Hardcover. Rear hinge cracking but cover still fairly tight. Rubbed, corners worn. Good or better. Contemporary 1/2 morocco and marbled boards. Includes a chapter on Law & Insanity.Rubbed, corners worn. Good or better
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$56.30
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
Forty-third 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, 1897.

Forty-third 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, 1897.

by Dayton State Hospital. Board of Trustees and Officers

Norwalk, OH: The Laning Printing Co., 1898. Small 4to (23.8 cm, 9.375"). 56 pp. Little discussion in fore-matter except of administrative matters, but lots of the usual facts and figures. Publisher's red wrappers printed in black; age-toning to wrappers and interior. 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
Forty-third annual report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Cleveland State Hospital to the Governor of the state of Ohio, for the fiscal year ending November 15, 1897.

Forty-third annual report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Cleveland State Hospital to the Governor of the state of Ohio, for the fiscal year ending November 15, 1897.

by Cleveland State Hospital. Board of Trustees and Officers

Norwalk, OH: The Laning Printing Co., 1898. Small 4to (23.8 cm, 9.375"). 64 pp. Interesting information on new furniture, renovations, etc.. at this asylum for the mentally disturbed. One of the supposed causes of insanity is "Millerism."    Provenance: A slip bound in reads, "Compliments of H.C. Eyman, M.D., Sup't. Publisher's brown wrappers printed in black; edges faded, small dark stains to front wrappers, some mild chipping to corners. Provenance marks as above;... Read more
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$35.00
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
Sixty-fifth annual report of the  South Carolina Lunatic Asylum for the fiscal year 1887-88.

Sixty-fifth annual report of the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum for the fiscal year 1887-88.

by South Carolina Lunatic Asylum

Columbia, SC: James H. Woodrow, state printe, 1888. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 89 pp. Data on patients is given for white males, colored males, white females, colored females with specifics about nature of mental problem, probable cause, duration, and if patient has died, cause of death. In the matter of disbursement of funds for the operation of the hospital and the care and feeding of the patients, the report gives the name of every person receiving money, the sum, and nature of the payment. Supplements at... Read more
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$200.00
Unconscious Crime: Mental Absence and Criminal Responsibility in Victorian  London

Unconscious Crime: Mental Absence and Criminal Responsibility in Victorian London

by Eigen, Joel Peter

Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.: Johns Hopkins University Press. As New in As New dust jacket. 2003. Stated First Edition. 1. Hard Cover. 0801874289 . First Printing. Publisher's full black textured cloth, gilt (blue) lettering on spine, textured endpapers. 8vo. xii, 223 pp. Includes detailed Notes and Index. Publisher's release blurb laid in. Among the defendants appearing in Unconscious Crime are a sleepwalking, homicidal nursemaid; a "morally vacant" juvenile poisoner; a man... Read more
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$59.95