INJURIES OF NERVES and Their Consequences
by S. Weir Mitchell, M.D.
A landmark work by "the father of medical neurology", an American surgeon who,
during the Civil War, served as director of treatment of nervous injuries and
maladies at Turner's Lane Hospital, Philadelphia. Mitchell was also a
psychiatrist, toxicologist, novelist, and poet. A celebrity in both America and
Europe, he was considered one of the great geniuses of his age, and his
writings on neurology were to remain highly influential for decades.
This 1872 hardcover first printing remains in quite good shape. The covers
show minor wear, as seen in the photos. There is a small number label on the
spine (photo #7) but no other marks that would suggest a library discard. The
binding is somewhat cracked at both endpapers (photos #8 & #9), however, the
text is still firmly bound. A photo of Mitchell, clipped from a magazine, is
neatly glued by the inner edge to the preface page. The text has only minor
signs of age and use, no writing, tears, creases, or other significant flaws.
Certainly an above-average copy of this extremely rare collector's item. There
are only two other copies currently available online, in lesser condition, each
listing for $2,000.00.
Measures about 5.75" X 8.5", viii + 337 pages. Ships promptly & securely,
fully insured at no additional cost.