Insanity in Its Medico-Legal Relations. Opinion Relative to the Testamentary Capacity of the Late James C. Johnston, of Chowan County, North Carolina
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2 leaves, 72 pp. Original cloth. Top & bottom of spine chipped. Upper corner of rear cover worn. Very Good. First Edition. INSCRIBED BY WILLIAM HAMMOND TO WILLARD PARKER: "Dr. Willard Parker/ with the compliments of the Author" (see photo). Hammond was called to testify as an expert witness in the case of a man who had suddenly disinherited relatives with whom he had previously been on good terms. These relatives appealed the will on the grounds that Johnston was 'not of sound and disposing mind.' This monograph, giving Hammond's reasons for concurring with this judgment, is his first publication on the subject of insanity, which he defines as 'a general or particular derangement of one or more faculties of the mind, which whilst not abolishing consciousness, prevents freedom of mind or of action" (Key & Blustein, William A. Hammond, no. 66, p. 32). See also Blustein, Preserve Your Love for Science, pp. 182-83.
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