ALCOHOLISM & INSANITY, by Charles L. Gregory - 1910 [1st Ed]
Alcoholism and Insanity
by Charles L. Gregory, M.D.
First Edition. Self-published by the author, Charles L. Gregory former acting Superintendent of the North Texas Hospital for the Insane. 1910. 159 pages. 5.5" by 7.75".
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Red cloth covers with gilt stamped title remain free of any major signs of age or wear.
- Boards are gently scuffed and stained in areas and exhibit indentations to the front right and bottom edges and the rear bottom edge with fading along the front top edge and a discolored spot to the upper area of the rear board. Please see photos.
- Spine is gently stained with pushed ends.
- Corners are bumped and rubbed.
- Binding is firm.
- The inner front hinge exhibits a minor discontinuous 2.25" crack along the paper lining. Overall hinges are strong and intact.
- Ffep bears a signature in pencil.
- Pastedowns and endpapers are gently age-toned with faint stains.
- Frontispiece, present and fully intact, remains free of any major signs of age or wear.
- Title page bears the faint shadow of the facing portrait.
- Interior is gently age-toned along the perimeter.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Text block edges are gently darkened, stained and scuffed.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
Published at the peak of the Temperance and Prohibition movements, this is a series of lectures concerning the pathology of alcoholism and it's role in the the degeneracy of man, the corruption of conventional morality and the consequent degradation of American society.
Place of publication is not stated in the colophon. However, the publication date and the author's affiliation with the institution might suggest that the place of publication is related to the location of the North Texas Hospital for the Insane. Includes a preface by J.B. Gambrell of the Baptist Standard.
The volume is notable as a document marking a distinct period in the history of this iconic psychiatric hospital. Originally established on July 14, 1885 in Terrell, Texas as the North Texas Lunatic Asylum until 1888 when it was renamed the North Texas Hospital of the Insane. In 1925 the hospital underwent a transition and became the Terrell State Hospital which currently remains in operation.
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