Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1888. 4to. [ii], 177 pp. THIRD EDITION. Original publisher's cloth. Presentation inscription on the fly-leaf: "Nancy Gilpin with the regards of her friend Weir Mitchell." Item #11028
First edition of a collection of essays dealing WITH patient care and the relationship between doctor and patient, many of which are directly related to women. The essays include The Physician; Convalescence; Pain and Its Consequences; The Moral Management of Sick or Invalid Children; Nervousness and its Influence on Character; Out-door and Camp-life for Women.
Mitchell (1829-1914) was one of the founders of American neurology, and one of the early practioners to observe various forms of doctor patient relationships.