Health and Suggestion: Dietetics of the Mind. Translated and, Ludwig Lewisohn.

Health and Suggestion: Dietetics of the Mind.

New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1910. First edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. 168pp. The first American edition of 'Zur Diätetik der Seele,' ("Dietetics of the Soul [or mind]") originally published in Vienna, 1838. The book is the best known medical-philosophical work by Baron Ernst Von Feuchtersleben (1806-1849), the Austrian philosopher, physician, psychiatrist and educationalist, who is credited with introducing the words psychosis, psychiatrics, and psychopathology into the medical lexicon. In 'Dietetics of the Mind' Von Feuchtersleben outlines a theory of 'mental healing' or psychotherapeutics, aimed at promoting a prolonged and vigorous life. Original brown cloth spine with papered boards, gilt titling to spine and upper board. Boards very lightly rubbed, spine ends and corners a bit bumped & chafed, light bump to bottom corner of text block, otherwise a tight, bright and unmarked VG copy. Item #33759

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