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August 24, 1935

Objective and Experimental Psychiatry

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By D. Ewen Cameron, M.B., Ch.B., D.P.M., Physician in Charge, Reception Service, Provincial Mental Hospital, Brandon, Manitoba. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 271. New York: Macmillan Company, 1935.

JAMA. 1935;105(8):623. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760340069042

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Abstract

This constitutes a brief treatise on many of the most modern concepts regarding psychiatric diseases. It is written clearly and therefore is easy to comprehend. It discusses in a detailed manner experimentation and quantitation in general in relation to psychiatric and psychologic problems. The book also suggests constructive criticisms of its own thought. There is a chapter discussing the adequacy and inadequacy of the tests of intelligence. Introversion and extraversion, word association tests, conditioned reflexes and heredity are discussed concisely. A chapter on statistics has for its conclusion that its chief value is in clarifying classifications and in promoting suggestions. Blood sugar tests, ephedrine and epinephrine, basal metabolism and blood pressure studies in relation to various mental diseases are amply discussed. There is a chapter on sedimentation rate, the hemato-encephalic barrier and pH relations to personality. There is a chapter on the pathology of schizophrenia, manic-depressive insanity, epilepsy, senile

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