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February 1943


Arch NeurPsych. 1943;49(2):320-321. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1943.02290140180019

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The author is to be complimented especially on two things—he has written the book in good style so that it is readable and pleasing; second, he meticulously defines his terms and never lets the reader forget the sinfulness of ambiguity. In this one senses the influence of Lawrence Henderson, who struggled so valiantly to bring the exactness of chemistry to the aid of sociology.

There are two objectives in this monograph. The first is to show that much harm has come from the divorce of academic and laboratory psychology from clinical psychiatry. The second is the discussion of unconsciousness.

"Consciousness is a central problem for both the psychological laboratory and the psychiatric clinic, for academic psychologists, psychoanalysts, and psychiatrists alike. There has, however, been little cooperation between them in investigating it. It is essential that a rapprochement between the various psychological sciences be accomplished. The issue of unconsciousness offers an