Testimony of the Seven Medical Experts in a Notable Nineteenth-Century Will Case Involving Questions of Sanity [Trial]. [Parish Will Case]. The Parish Will Case Before the Surrogate of the City of New York. Medical Opinions upon the Medical Competency of Mr. Parish, by John Watson, M.D., D.T. Brown, M.D., M.H. Ranney, M.D., Pliny Earle, M.D.. Luther V. Bell, M.D., LL.D., M.H. Ranney, M.D., I. Ray, M.D., Sir Henry Holland, Bart., M.D., F.R.S. New York: John F. Trow, 1857. [iii], 573 pp. Each section preceded by divisional title page. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt-ruled raised bands and gilt title to spine, speckled edges. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. A well-preserved copy. $750. * First edition. Henry Parish, a New York merchant, died in 1856, at age 69, having left a will made in 1842 and amended with three codicils signed by him some time after suffering a paralyzing stroke in 1849. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 11386.
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