Berlin: A. Hirschwald, 1878. 8vo. x, 621,  pp. Contemporary leather-backed boards. A very good copy; some stains to endpapers. Item #3434
An early work by Baer on alcoholism. What distinguishes the book is the extensive use of statistical samples and an astonishing attention to all facets of the disease from its incipient forms right through delirium tremens. Included is an overview of the problem in other European countries and a section devoted to the means of overcoming the problem for the community and individual. A superb piece of social history and hygiene.