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February 1927

Medizinische Psychologie.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;17(2):279-280. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02200320133018

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The third edition of the "Medical Psychology" has been materially enlarged. The groundwork of a conservative Wundt-Kraepelin type is the same as in the previous editions. Into this, however, the author attempts to incorporate the results of more recent investigations of organic, psychologic and clinical research. The recent works of Freud, Schilder, Adler and Jaensch on the one hand, as well as of Vogt, Förster, Goldstein and Head, of the organic school, on the other, are discussed in an impartial, even if cursory, manner. Considering the space and the amount of information, the presentation is exceptionally clear and easy to follow.

Is a medical psychology possible? The answer to this question would logically depend on the peculiar relation between the two concepts, medicine and psychology. Presumably it is neither a presentation of psychologic investigation nor a text-book on psychotherapy that one would expect. It is rather the relation between