The Diagnosis of Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Nervous Diseases

Posted by William Davies King on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
Diagnosis of Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Nervous Diseases--front cover

There are times, it seems, when I cannot account for the choices I make in devising these ruined books.The choices make me.

Diagnosis of Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Nervous Diseases

Coming from a medical family, I grew up with medical books just within reach. Childhood was laced with the grotesquerie of disease.

Diagnosis of Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Nervous Diseases

What is the proper attitude toward the disturbances of the human condition?

Diagnosis of Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Nervous Diseases

Childhood, as managed by educators and guardians of moral health, regulates the strangeness.

Diagnosis of Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Nervous Diseases

But then, once in a while, the circus pulls into town, with freight cars of disturbance.

Diagnosis of Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Nervous Diseases--back cover

The best of children's books do the same.

 

 

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Dave ... You ARE so

Dave ... You ARE so wonderfully weird!!!!