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Dr. North and his friends

Author: S Weir Mitchell; Norman Kane
Publisher: New York : The Century Co., 1900.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A prominent physician, this author was well known in his day for introducing the "rest cure" for nervous diseases including hysteria. In this cure, patients were treated in isolation, confined to bed, and underwent prescribed diet and massage. In addition to his medical practice, this author was also a well-known writer in the genre of medical drama. This particular novel is semi-autobiographical.
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Genre/Form: Fictional Works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914.
Dr. North and his friends.
New York, Century Co., 1900
(OCoLC)656649133
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Weir Mitchell; Norman Kane
OCLC Number: 273470
Notes: "The people who won for 'Characteristics' a continually increasing number of friends reappear with others in this present book. When published in the 'Century magazine' at least on third of it was of necessity omitted. It now appears in full."--Preface.
NLM copy 1, 1st printing (6 leaves in the first (unsigned) gathering and 2 leaves in the 31st gathering); copy 2, 2nd printing (8 leaves in every gathering).
Description: 499 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by S. Weir Mitchell, M.D.

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A prominent physician, this author was well known in his day for introducing the "rest cure" for nervous diseases including hysteria. In this cure, patients were treated in isolation, confined to bed, and underwent prescribed diet and massage. In addition to his medical practice, this author was also a well-known writer in the genre of medical drama. This particular novel is semi-autobiographical.

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