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January 1948

New Fields of Psychiatry.

Arch NeurPsych. 1948;59(1):137-138. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1948.02300360147013

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Abstract

This book is an outgrowth of the author's Salmon memorial lectures. It is an interesting, provocative and stimulating summary on what psychiatry has to offer beyond the psychopathic hospital. From the relatively old field of child guidance to industrial psychiatry and the most recent invasion of international politics, the psychiatrist has either spontaneously undertaken or been called on to make his contribution. Just what the psychiatrist has done and can do is discussed in the form of illuminating anecdotes based on the author's personal experience in these various fields.

Outstanding is the author's tribute to other agencies. He shows by case histories how psychologist, social worker and psychiatrist can effectively work as a team in studying a situation. This teamwork holds true in all new fields of psychiatry.

Political psychiatry is treated at great length. The methodology used in the evaluation of future leaders in Germany is clearly discussed. Despite

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