Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914)

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Silas Weir Mitchell was an American physician and writer.

In 1863, he wrote a clever short story, combining physiological and psychological problems, entitled "The Case of George Dedlow." Thereafter, Mitchell, divided his attention between professional and literary pursuits.

As a medical professional, he produced monographs on rattlesnake venom, on intellectual hygiene, on injuries to the nerves, on neurasthenia, on nervous diseases of women, on the effects of gunshot wounds upon the nervous system. As a writer, he wrote juvenile stories, several volumes of respectable verse, and prose.