S. Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) Signed Slip, "affectionately - yrs. truly, Weir Mitchell", 4.5 x 1.25, by the American physician, scientist, novelist, and poet. He is considered the father of medical neurology (the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system), and he discovered causalgia (complex regional pain syndrome) and erythromelalgia (Mitchell's disease), and pioneered the rest cure. He also coined the term phantom limb during his study of an amputee. He was a pioneer of "evidence-based" or "scientific" medicine. He was also a psychiatrist, toxicologist, author, poet, and celebrity in Europe as well as America. He divided his attention between scientific and literary pursuits: he wrote medical texts, scientific monographs, juvenile stories, poetry; his historical novels are considered the best of their genre. In fine condition.