Published in 1898, this extensive treatise, a volume of 1056 pages, is a work that was hailed as “undoubtedly the most scholarly contribution on diseases of the brain and cranial nerves which had appeared up to that time in the American literature on the subject.” Garrison’s History of Neurology continues, “Although Hammond is said to have written the earliest neurological text, Mills’s work must certainly be declared the foremost American neurology book of the nineteenth century.”
Dr. Charles Mills was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received his Ph. D. from the same institution. From about 1880 Dr. Mills had devoted himself exclusively to nervous and mental diseases. He was the author of numerous monographs and several works, his writings being chiefly neurological and medicolegal.