London: Scientific Press, 1892. Hardcover. 8vo (8.4 in, 21.3 cm). [xi], 154 pp.
First edition: Francis H. Walmsley addressed mental illness as "a subject of the profoundest interest" and availed himself "of every source of information within my reach." Walmsley was a member of the Metropolitan Asylums' Board and the Council of the Medico-Psychological Association of London. Walmsley stated, "Lunatics in London are increasing at the rate of 400 a year," reflecting a seminal stage. "The work is accurate, and it is well arranged and pleasantly written. It will be serviceable to those for whose use it has been designed." - The British Medical Journal.
British Books in Print, Vol. 5, p.12. Pale gray cloth with black lettering to front cover and spine; publisher's blind stamp to rear cover. Book in clear archival protector. Pastedown with Rhode Island Medical Society library bookplate and physicians' supplier ticket, half-title with the medical society's rubber stamp, title page with graceful signature. Binding lightly soiled and lightly cockled. Medical reference well-read in its time with clean and intact interior. Very good+. Item #866