(016883) Grob, Gerald N. Edward Jarvis and the
Medical World of Nineteenth-Century America. Knoxville: Univ. Of Tennessee
Press, 1978. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 300 pages. Fine in Fine DJ.
Biographical study of Edward Jarvis (1803-1884) , a leading physician,
psychiatrist, and statistician. The book traces the development of social crises
coincident with the growth of Jarvis's career and describes his responses to
needs that he perceived in American medicine, mental care, and society in
general. Jarvis's practice and philosophy of holistic medicine typified an
approach that altered the basic character of Amerivcan medical theory.
(Jarvis, Edward, Physicians, Psychiatrists, Biography)