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GULSTONIAN LECTURES FOR 1870,
DELIVERED BEFORE THE EOYAL COLLEGE OF FHYSICIANS.
HENRY MAUDSLEY, M. D., Lond.,
FELLOW Or THR BOYAL COLLEGE Or PHYSICIANS j
PROMOTION OF PSYCHIATRY AND FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY OF TIENNA.
The three lectures forming the first part of this volume were delivered before the Royal College of Physicians of London, to which I had the honor of being appointed Gulstonian Lecturer for this year; the latter part consists of two articles which, having appeared elsewhere, are reprinted here as presenting a completer view of some points that are only touched upon in the lectures; and the general plan of the whole, as thus constituted, may be described as being to bring man, both in his physical and mental relations, as much as possible within the scope of scientific inquiry.
The first lecture is devoted to a general survey of the Physiology of Mind—to an exposition of the physical conditions of mental function in health. In the second lecture are sketched the features of some forms of degeneracy of mind, as exhibited in morbid varieties of the human kind, with the purpose of bringing prominently into notice the operation of physical