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Mott, F. W. (Frederick Walker) 1853-1926

Overview
Works: 412 works in 612 publications in 2 languages and 1,334 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: RC445.N7, 362.19689
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Most widely held works by F. W Mott
War neuroses and shell shock by F. W Mott( )

14 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book brings together the conclusions which Col. Mott has derived not only from extensive clinical observations, but also from much original anatomical research relating to the effects of Shell Shock and Gas Poisoning upon the central nervous system. Col. Mott is concerned to show that the majority of cases of so-called "Shell Shock" are truly "Emotional Shock." He illustrates his argument by comparative statistics. It has been calculated that one-seventh of all the soldiers who have been discharged from the army as permanently unfit, or one-third of the unwounded, are cases of Shell Shock, War Neurosis or Psychosis. Col. Mott points out that the War Neuroses present no essential clinical differences from those met with in prewar days. They belong to the two great groups of functional nervous diseases--hysteria and neurasthenia--the symptoms being the same, but coloured by war experiences. Numbers of illustrations are given which show that the psycho-pathology of war "consists fundamentally in the exaggeration and perseveration of instinctive defence reactions incidental to normal physiological conditions, viz. protective pain, fatigue, and the emotion of fear." Col. Mott develops the argument that fear is a biological instinct, and emphasises the enormous importance of contemplative fear in the perseveration of hysterical paralysis, contractures, and speech defects. Now that hostilities have ceased, and the idea of return to an intolerable situation has been removed, large numbers of these cases should spontaneously recover. Still, a large number of discharged men suffering from functional disabilities are in receipt of pensions, and Col. Mott takes the view that the receipt of a pension suggests permanence of the disability. It is, he points out, a well-established fact that the effective mode of cure of hysterical manifestations is contra-suggestion, and he concludes that every effort should be made to induce such men to take up suitable employment, and that no man should be discharged with a curable functional disability and without the prospect of employment. In the Chapter on Treatment attention is called to the value of occupation as a mental diversion, and graduated employment on the land and in the workshop is strongly advocated as a means of promoting convalescence. The importance of establishing an atmosphere of cure in a hospital is emphasised, and music, including training in singing, is strongly recommended as a means of restoring health to mind and body"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
The brain and the voice in speech and song by F. W Mott( Book )

10 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature and nurture in mental development by F. W Mott( Book )

10 editions published between 1914 and 1915 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harveian oration on some developments of Harvey's doctrine "omne vivum ex ovo" : delivered before the Royal College of Physicians of London on October 19, 1925 by F. W Mott( Book )

6 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vier Vorlesungen aus der allgemeinen Pathologie des Nervensystems, gehalten vor dem Royal College of Physicians of London, am 19., 21., 26. und 28. Juni 1900 by F. W Mott( Book )

5 editions published in 1902 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archives of neurology( )

in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heredity and eugenics in relation to insanity by F. W Mott( )

3 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Croonian lectures on the degeneration of the neurone, delivered before the Royal College of Physicians of London, on June 19, 26, and 28, respectively, 1900 by F. W Mott( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical uses of radium; studies of the effects of gamma rays from a large quantity of radium by Medical Research Council (Great Britain)( Book )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gymnastic treatment for joint and muscle disabilities by Herbert Edward Deane( )

1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemistry of nerve-degeneration by F. W Mott( )

5 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the degeneration of the neurone by F. W Mott( Book )

2 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physiological action of choline and neurine by F. W Mott( Book )

8 editions published between 1899 and 1900 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histological observations on sleeping sickness and other trypanosome infections by F. W Mott( Book )

4 editions published between 1906 and 1907 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syphilis of the nervous system by F. W Mott( Book )

5 editions published between 1909 and 1914 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bi-polar cells of the spinal cord and their connections by F. W Mott( Book )

4 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Results of hemisection of the spinal cord in monkeys by F. W Mott( Book )

3 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychiatric milestone; Bloomingdale Hospital centenary, 1821-1921 by Society of the New York Hospital( Book )

2 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of Drs Mott and Durham on colitis or asylum dysentery by F. W Mott( Book )

5 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Frederick Walker Mott British neuropathologist and biochemist

Mott, F. W.

Mott, Frederick Walker, 1853-1926

Mott, Frederick Walker 1853-1926 Sir

Mott, Frederick Walker, Sir, 1853-1926

Languages
English (105)

German (7)