Moscow: Narkomzdrav SSSR: Medgiz, 1939. 209,  pp.: ill, 3 ills. 22,5x15,5 cm. In original cloth binding with colored lettering on front cover and spine. Good. Rubbedсand soiled covers, water stain on the lower margin throughout the copy, blank corner of last page lost, ink signatures on front flyleaf and p. 3 and colored pencil marks occasionally, but otherwise clean.
First and only edition. One of 1000 copies. Extremely rare.
This is a collection of articles on schizophrenia and borderline issues researched in Moscow clinics. The establishment and development of the Soviet psychiatry tightly connected with Don Psychiatric Hospital (Moscow) that put forward the leading Soviet psychiatrists of that time Vasily Giliarovsky, Lev Rozenstein, Alexandra Vinokurova, Tatyana Simson, Evgenii Dovbnia and others. The book contains 13 articles devoted to their clinic practice. In particular, Giliarovsky described experiments of active (shock) therapy that gained popularity in the 1930s. Among cases, depicted in book, are two patients with hallucinations: a man had them from childhood, then he had been cured and told about everything he
felt and saw during schizophrenia; in contrast to him, a woman entered the hospital with signs of paralysis, she underwent therapy by malaria
and then experienced much worse symptoms. That was just a start of active therapy in the Soviet psychiatry.
The only copy located in National Library of Medicine.