Par M. Dide & P. Guiraud, Médecins de L'Asile D'Aliénés de Braqueville. Paper. Price, 20 francs net. Pp. 416, with 8 illustrations. Paris: Masson et Cie, 1922.
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The various mental disorders are described, under more or less conventional titles, in simple language which is often little more than a series of definitions of technical terms in common use. The chief point of distinction from most other works of the kind lies in the classification, which is based on the anatomopathologic views of the authors. The various named disorders are conceived as clinical syndromes due to the location of the lesion, rather than as disease entities, even though the location is often extremely vague and hypothetic. Such an effort seems hardly wise, though it is in keeping with modern trends. The influence and significance of "the unconscious" in determining disturbances in feeling, thought and action are briefly, but simply and intelligibly, outlined in the first chapter, and it is unfortunate that more use is not made of these dynamic factors in the later portions of the book. Especially
Psychiatrie du Médecin Praticien.. JAMA. 1922;79(12):990. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640120064036