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September 1930

Psychiatrie und Weltanschauung. Ein Beitrag zur Kultur der Gegenwart.

Arch NeurPsych. 1930;24(3):666. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220150229024

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W. Jacobi, the head of a State hospital in Thüringen, proves himself one of those rare persons who are capable of blending their active life and leisure in a most delightful manner, and the reader who enjoys the blending of literature, philosophy, religion, science and especially practical and theoretical psychiatry finds here a wealth of material, quotations and personal observations and considerations. It would be as improper to try to condense the ninety pages as it would be to epitomize poetry. A remarkable reader with a versatility of personal reaction and responsiveness to the actualities of psychiatric and general literature, the author writes clearly for the love of sharing what he himself derives from leisure, which we readers of American journalism have lost to a deplorable extent. Lange's "Fate and Crime," the problem of heredity, the relation of constitution and outlook in life, the meaning and working of causality, the