George III and the Mad-Business

By: Macalpine, Ida, and Richard Hunter

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[nice clean copy, a bit of bumping to spine ends but no other significant wear; jacket shows moderate wear at corners and edges, a few minor nicks here and there]. (B&W plates) "George III's illness -- momentous in English history -- has remained little understood and what has been written on it is compounded fancy more than fact. Drawing upon extensive manuscript records of the royal physicians, many hitherto unknown, to give eyewitness accounts of all the King's attacks, the authors convey a vivid picture of the patient, his treatments and management, as well as of the epic struggle in the sickroom and the frictions and factions among his entourage. The impact of the royal malady on Georgian medicine turned the 'mad business' into a respectable specialty, and the authors trace its history from these foundations to psychiatry as we know it today."

Title: George III and the Mad-Business

Author: Macalpine, Ida, and Richard Hunter

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Jay J. Smith

Categories: History: General,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: (c.1969)

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 18086

Keywords: Mental Illness Madness Psychiatry British History King George III