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January 30, 1943

Fundamentals of Psychiatry

JAMA. 1943;121(5):380. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840050078041

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This little manual is a useful and accurate summary of psychiatry as it is seen through the eyes of a leading specialist. The chapter headings are the usual ones, on etiology, classification of mental diseases, methods of examination and the various types of psychoses. Part of a chapter is devoted to the psychoneuroses, and there is a short chapter devoted to defectives. About seven pages are devoted to some of the neuropsychiatric problems of war. The book is systematic and has a number of good illustrative case histories. It is remarkably complete for its small size.

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