Hammond, William A., M.D. Spiritualism and allied Causes and Conditions of Nervous Derangement. London: H. K. Lewis, 1876.
Green cloth, bright gilt titles on spine & front cover, 6 x 8 inches, several signatures & notes on front end papers, xii., 366 pp., brief underlining on a few pp., illustrated with line drawings, tight. Good. Hardcover. 
Chapters: Some of the Causes which lead to a Belief in Spiritualism - Sensorial Deception; Magnetism in its Relations to Spiritualism; Concentrated Attention a Source of Erroneous Sensorial Impressions; Slight of Hand Compared to Spiritualistic Manifestations; The Different Kinds of Mediums; Physical Mediums; Sensitive or Impressible Mediums; Seeing and Auditive Mediums; Speaking Mediums; Curing Mediums; Pneumatographic and Writing Mediums; Somnambulism, Natural and Artificial; Hysteria; Fasting Girls; The Hysteroid Affections - Catalepsy, Ecstasy, and Hystero-Epilepsy; Stigmatization; Conclusion.
William Alexander Hammond (28 August 1828 – 5 January 1900) was an American military physician and neurologist. During the American Civil War he was the eleventh Surgeon General of the United States Army (1862–1864) and the founder of the Army Medical Museum (now the National Museum of Health and Medicine). He was the first American physician to devote himself entirely to neurology, the author of the first American treatise about neurology, and one of the founders of the American Neurological Association. - Wikipedia.