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January 9, 1932

Estudos neuro-psychiatricos.

JAMA. 1932;98(2):167. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730280075035

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Statistics of São Paulo for 1926 show that suicides are most frequent in the male portion of the working class. The greatest number occur between the twenty-first and the twenty-fifth years, and firearms are resorted to the oftenest. The author expresses the thought that the number of suicides may be reduced by proper suggestion both to the individual and to the community. Other chapters discuss varied nervous diseases of general interest. Attention is drawn to Morcio Nery's classification of mental diseases in Brazil. He considers two groups: the first includes the psychoneuroses as seen in patients with normal cerebral development; the second group includes mental diseases in individuals with delayed cerebral evolution (idiocy, cretinism, and so on) or with abnormal cerebral evolution (paranoia, epilepsy, and the like). At the end of each chapter is a Spanish and a French summary. The book is of value to the Spanish speaking medical

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