Remarks on the Influence of Mental Cultivation and Mental Excitement upon Health.
Amariah Brigham (1798–1849) was a physician who trained at the School of Medicine in Sorbonne. In America, he was founder and the first editor, American Journal of Insanity which brought public awareness and perspective to mental illness and its treatments. Brigham was one of the “‘original 13’ founding fathers of the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane. He brought a then-progressive perspective to treating mental illness where patients were encouraged to work, attend classes, and engage in recreation. (DAMB) This appears to be the final edition published in America with the latest edition we find recorded being a Spanish-language edition published in 1848.
Description: Remarks on the Influence of Mental Cultivation and Mental Excitement upon Health.
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. Third American Edition.12mo. xxviii, 204 pp. Publisher’s gilt-stamped cloth. Joints, edges of boards and binding with general wear; heel expertly reinforced with tissue; text block clean and sound; good.