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WHITE, William A. and Smith Ely Jelliffe. The Modern Treatment Of Nervous And Mental Diseases By American and British Authors. Edited by...
Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1913. In two volumes. First edition. From the library of Dr. C.B. Farrar with his bookplate. Tall thick 8vo., original maroon cloth, xvi, 17-865; viii, 17-816pp. A fine copy.

Smith Jelliffe [1866-1945] American psychiatrist, met William Alanson White at Binghampton State Hospital, and the two became close friends. Jelliffe had a brilliant career in neurology and psychiatry, becoming Clinical Professor of Mental Diseases at Fordham University, president of the New York State Psychiatric Society and the Americna Psychopathological Society, editor in chief of the Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases. His meeting with Carl Jung led to the Jung delivering a series of eight lectures at Fordham in 1912. The above title, co-authored with White, is a classic in the field. "The present work lays emphasis upon the psychical side of life as being worth quite as much consideration as the physical. It sets forth doctrines of nervous and mental hygiene, reconstructive factors in social organization as applied to human ills, and endeavors to present a broad front to the pessimistic nihilism in therapeutics that has been too long current in these fields, because the doctor's eyes have been too closely focused on the individual examples and results of human accidents. Neurology and psychiatry offer the widest possible opportunities for preventive medicine as well as for therapeutic optimism. The program here presented is essentially therapeutic. Planned as it has been on a broad scale, the more practical issues confronting the clinician have, nevertheless, been fully met.".


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