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March 21, 1936

Practical Clinical Psychiatry for Students and Practitioners

JAMA. 1936;106(12):1034. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770120066033

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Abstract

The new edition, the fourth in ten years, of this popular textbook, is dedicated to Dr. Adolf Meyer. His psychobiologic point of view and teachings richly pervade the whole book. There are 125 more pages than in the previous edition. Rearrangement of certain material and rewriting of other parts have resulted in distinct improvement. There is a new first chapter on psychobiologic conceptions of mental disorders. The autobiographic or planned personality study of himself by the student is favored for his better subsequent understanding of psychiatric patients. The new American classification of mental diseases in about fifty groups is included for reference, although the author's original list of seven fundamental types is retained. Methods of examination have been amplified. A discussion of the Kettering hypertherm is added to the section on therapy of neurosyphilis. There are many new illustrations. The new final chapter is by Dr. Leo Kanner on psychopathologic

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