The Vital Balance: The Life Process in Mental Health and Illness. Karl MENNINGER.
The Vital Balance: The Life Process in Mental Health and Illness.

The Vital Balance: The Life Process in Mental Health and Illness.

New York: The Viking Press, [1963]. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue and tan cloth with blue lettering, dust jacket. 531pp. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear only. Item #44592

Superbly tight and attractive first edition of the renowned psychiatrist's thesis that psychiatry "is now the source of hope for all who are emotionally disturbed or mentally ill... as well as a guide and support to business, the professions, and society at large." Fine and bold presentation inscription and signature in blue ballpoint on front flyleaf to a nephew: "A Merry Christmas / to Phil & Georgia / from 'Uncle Karl' and / family. / 1963 / Karl Menninger." Karl (1893-1990) co-founded the famed Menninger Clinic with younger brother William (1899-1966). Philip B. (1928-2016) was one of William's three children and a long-time Menninger Clinic staffer.

Price: $75.00

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