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The notion of reeducation supplants the notion of after-education. The former seeks to change the whole person, the whole personality. Education may be defined as the determination of the future activity of the patient by the present activity of the teacher. The teacher provides both the motives and the inhibitions. Education has a second task. It should tear down the undesirable to replace it with the new and better. Reeducation is the making over of the patient according to a consciously conceived plan. The individual person brings into the world a definite constitution that provides the building material from which the personality is developed in the environment in which he lives.
The author emphasizes the need of cooperation between the physician (psychiatrist, neurologist) and the teacher. In working with the former, the latter acquires a better picture of the whole person. In the investigation of the patient, refined and expensive
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