Remarks on the Influence of Mental Cultivation and Mental Excitement upon Health.

By: Brigham, Amariah

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Third edition. Corners rubbed, rear board lightly soiled, lightly foxed. 1845 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxviii, 204 pp. 12mo bound in sixes. Black cloth, gilt titles. A work discussing the physical and mental education of females. Hoolihan 411: The third American edition includes the notes added to the Glasgow and London editions by their editors Robert Macnish and James Simpson. From Hoolihan's description of the 1833 original: In Sections V-VIII Brigham extends his study of mental overstimulation to the population as a whole, and adds heart disease and dyspepsia to the list of its resulting disorders. In concluding he encourages his readers to be more moderate in their intellectual endeavors, and to 'throw aside their bitters, blue pills, mustard seed, bran bread, &c. &c. and seek bodily health and future mental vigor, in judicious exercise of the body, innocent amusements, cheerful company, ordinary diet, and mental relaxation'... Amariah Brigham profoundly influenced Americans' concept of mental illness and the treatment of the mentally ill. He provided national leadership in his direction of the Hartford Retreat and the New York State Lunatic Asylum (Utica). Brigham was the founder and first editor of the American journal of insanity, and was one of the founding members of the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane.

Title: Remarks on the Influence of Mental Cultivation and Mental Excitement upon Health.

Author: Brigham, Amariah

Categories: Early Imprints, 19th Century and Earlier,

Edition: Third Edition

Publisher: Lea and Blanchard: 1845

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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