Book Id: 305 De la paralysie consideree chez les alienes. Louis Florentin Calmeil.

De la paralysie consideree chez les alienes.

Publisher Information: Paris: Bailliere, 1826. 1st edition. Calmeil, Louis Florentin (1798-1895). De la paralysie consideree chez les alienes, recherches faites dans le service de feu M. Royer-Collard et de M. Esquirol. 8vo. [4] ii, 446pp. Paris and London: J.-B. Bailliere, 1826. 198 x 122 mm. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Light browning, but very good. One signature misbound. Book Id: 305

First Edition. Garrison-Morton 4797. Calmeil was a pupil of the French psychiatrist Esquirol. His treatise contains the classic description of general paralysis of the insane, along with an attempt to correlate the pathology of the disease with its clinical manifestations. However, Calmeil did not recognize that general paralysis was a separate disease entity (syphilis) and not simply a complication of mental illness. Norman 389. Zilboorg & Henry, p. 529. 305.

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