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August 1921


Arch NeurPsych. 1921;6(2):248-249. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02190020131010

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The bulldog is slow but tenacious. Probably England was the last civilized land to take a serious look at the psychoneuroses, and the war roughly taught her that she knew little of them. Having, with becoming deliberation, learned the lesson, she has now developed quite a crop of neuropsychiatrists or dynamic psychologists, and it would not be surprising a little later to find there the most uncompromising and dogmatic followers of Freud or Jung or Janet or Dubois, or a group of equally rigid psychopathologists of a distinctive English school.

The book of Dr. Brown, who is one of the younger English neurologists, is essentially a war product written by an honest, educated, thoughtful man who had a rich experience both just back of the front and in a neurologic service in England. Consequently it is a good book. But like many other authors who were decidedly immature when their