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September 1922

THE DEFECTIVE, DELINQUENT AND INSANE.

Arch NeurPsych. 1922;8(3):337-339. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1922.02190150115007

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Abstract

It is fortunate that Dr. Cotton has condensed all of his views into one book. For a number of years, his theories have been given wide publicity, not only in the medical but also in the lay press. His views, with pictures of the author, the hospital, operating room, etc., have been syndicated throughout the country in the magazine sections of Sunday newspapers and in a number of magazines, including the Literary Digest. It is not in the domain of the reviewer to question the means by which such publicity has been gained, but it is only fair to call attention to it.

In brief, Dr. Cotton divides insanity into two kinds: (1) That form which is the result of definite organic changes, such as are brought about in paresis by the spirochete; (2) the functional psychoses—which term he rejects—which, according to him, are due to disorder of the brain

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