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SUTTON, Henry Gawen.
Lectures on Pathology Delivered at the London Hospital. Edited by MAURICE EDEN PAUL and revised by SAMUEL WILKS.

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pp. xviii, 503, (i), 16 Catalogue. Original blue buckram with spine faded, book-plate of SIR CLIFFORD ALLBUTT, a typed letter from GEORGE H. SAVAGE to Allbutt tipped in before the title, dated 1891, very occasional underline or marginal line, some corners turned over, overall a very good copy.

*Savage had sent this copy to Allbutt - in his letter he says :'I am sure you will like the Pathology, which I will send you as soon as it is out .............. daily I am struck by the condition made Insanity & the condition cured Insanity & in teaching often refer to the hansom cab as a means of cure for I had a patient who on one occasion recovered when being driven to the workhouse & when he was readmitted 12 years after I waited a bit then ordered a series of Hansom's & he rapidly got well.' SAVAGE (1842-1921) born in Brighton, the son of a chemist. Educated at Brighton College, he served an internship at Guy's Hospital from 1861. After 1865, he was resident at Guy's; he earned his MD in 1867. He remained a regular lecturer at the hospital for decades after. He accepted an appointment as an assistant medical officer at Bethlem Royal Hospital. By 1878 he had become chief medical officer at the hospital; in the same year, he became MRCP. Also in 1878 Savage co-founded the Journal of Mental Science which changed its name to The British Journal of Psychiatry in 1963 with Thomas Clouston and Daniel Hack Tuke. He published regularly in this journal until the end of his career. At Bethlem and after he was sparing in his use of chemical sedation, although his freedom with physical restraint drew criticism from Henry Maudsley, J. C. Bucknill, and others. Over the course of the 1880s private practice took up more of Savage's time; he retired from Bethlem in 1888 to devote himself entirely to private practice. In 1882 he married Adelaide Sutton, the daughter of the above author. He drew his private clientele from wealthy or well-connected London society. Virginia Woolf saw him intermittently for a decade, and he is among the figures lampooned in the Sir William Bradshaw of Mrs. Dalloway. At the same time, he worked as a consultant for a number of asylums, and was often called in on especially difficult cases. His major public work was Insanity and Allied Neuroses, a reference book for students; published in 1884, it was revised and reissued in 1894 and 1907. In 1909 he delivered the Harveian Oration to the Royal College of Physicians on the subject of Experimental Psychology and Hypnotism. He was knighted in 1912. Sutton's book is eminently readable, written as spoken and replete with anecdote - 'Once when I was with Sir William Gull, he said to me, 'Sutton, human nature has never had a fair chance' and it is true. The more I see of the human body, the more I admire it for being able to endure so much and suffer so little.' SEE: GARRISON-MORTON #4215, Gull-Sutton Disease.

J. & A. Churchill. London.

Date Published: 1891.

Stock No. 62977

Price: 150.00

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