The anatomy of melancholy, what it is. With all the kindes, causes, symptomes, prognostickes, and severall cures of it.Oxford: John Lichfield, 1621.
The first psychiatric encyclopedia, citing nearly 500 medical authors, and also a literary tour de force. Burton was prompted write this book because of his own bouts with depression. It is one of the most popular psychiatric books ever written, appearing in over 70 editions since its original publication. It was one of Sir William Osler’s favorite books.
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Subjects: Encyclopedias, PSYCHIATRY › Depression
Bibliographia Burtoniana: A study of Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy, with a bibliography of Burton's Writings. By Paul Jordan-Smith.Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1931.
Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, PSYCHIATRY