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Title: Rhapsodieen über die Anwendung der psychischen Curmethode auf Geisteszerrüttungen dem Herrn Prediger Wagnitz zugeeignet.
Description: Halle, in der Curtschen Buchhandlung, 1803. [=reprint Amsterdam, J.Bonset, 1968]. Sm 4to. Original blue publ. cloth. (504 pp.). REPRINT edition!! All references that fiollow refer to original ed. 1803: G&M, 4923: Norman Coll. II, 1821: 'Reil coined the term "Psychiatry" and was the first to recognize that psychic methods of treatment belonged on an equal footing with medical and surgical therapies. He held enlightened views for his time on the treatment of mental illness, but included massage, water treatments, flaggellation, opium and the seton in his psychotherapeutics, as to him psychic treatment encompassed any method that primarily influenced the soul. He also had enlightened views on the organization of mental hospitals, to which he ascribed two functions: the safekeeping of the terminally insane, and the treatment and cure of those whose illnesses were temporary. He described what we would now call psychoneuroses, and observed cases of multiple personality and depersonalization. This work is one of the greatest rarities in the literature of psychiatry.': Norman Sale III, 1275: Zilboorg & Henry, pp. 287 - 289: Heirs of Hippocrates, comp. 1163 (ed. 1818 only): '... one of the earliest systematic works on psychotherapy. In it Reil sets forth principles and different techniques of therapy. ... he recognized the necessity of understanding the healthy personality before the pathological personality could be understood. ... he was convinced of the close relationship between mind and body. ... his work is considered by some to represent the beginnings of modern psychotherapy.': Kirchhoff, Deutsche Irrenärzte, vol. I, pp. 28 - 42: Ellenberger, pp. 127/8, 146/7, 211 ff.: Ernest Harms, "J.C.Reil", Am. Jnl. of Psychiatry, (1960), pp. 1037 - 1039: [on Reil's conception of mental illness] 'the most magnificent psychological biological philosophy I have ever encountered': Leibbrand/Wettley, pp. 387 - 399 a.o.pl.: Garrison's Hist. of Neurology, pp. 140/44:

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