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May 30, 1936

The Practitioners Library of Medicine and Surgery. Volume IX: Neurology and Psychiatry

JAMA. 1936;106(22):1943. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770220079029

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This volume in a series that has already become monumental is concerned with neurology and psychiatry. An attempt has been made to present the data on an etiologic basis. Most textbooks on neurology and psychiatry approach the subject from the anatomic point of view. Recent advances in biochemistry and particularly in psychology make textbooks in this field obsolete almost as soon as they are published. The editors have selected for this work many of the great names in modern American neurology and psychiatry and provide as well some contributions by authors from abroad. The book opens with two excellent chapters on psychopathology by Myerson, then discusses psychology, and presents special methods of examination and psychoanalysis. These matters occupy the first 150 pages. The rest of the book, to the extent of a total of 1,200 pages, is largely concerned with more material methods, such as the technic of cerebrospinal fluid

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