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June 1, 1940

Psychobiology and Psychiatry: A Textbook of Normal and Abnormal Human Behavior

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By Wendell Muncie, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. With a foreword by Adolf Meyer, M.D., LL.D., Sc.D., Henry Phipps Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University. Cloth. Price, $8. Pp. 739, with 69 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(22):2244. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810220068033

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Out of his extended experience in the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic, the author has developed a new work on psycho-biology and psychiatry which introduces several new features. The work follows essentially the methods of teaching used at the Johns Hopkins Medical School. After a historical introduction, several chapters are devoted to the student's personality study. Thus the student begins the course by making a personal study of himself which he endeavors to make as objective as possible. Thereafter comes a consideration of abnormal behavior according to the usual classifications, with a third part of the book devoted to treatment and the fourth part to a historical bibliography. The work is especially attractive because of the excellent case reports, which graphically demonstrate to the student the nature of psychologic disturbances. Available also are diagrammatic analyses in the form of life charts of many of the patients. Modern psychiatry is in a

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