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October 27, 1928

Handbuch der Geisteskrankheiten.

JAMA. 1928;91(17):1311. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700170075038

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These volumes are the first completed of a new system of psychiatry, which is planned to comprise ten volumes, edited by Bumke and written by the most eminent psychiatrists of Germany. The outline of the work shows that it will probably be a complete and valuable modern work on psychiatry. The first volume considers in general the purposes and definition of psychiatric research and the methods employed and is written by Bumke himself. There is a large section devoted to the etiology and another large portion discusses the general symptomatology. The third volume is devoted to the somatic disturbances associated with psychiatric diseases and includes the neurologic observations, the constitutional abnormalities, the vegetative system and the study of serums. One who desires to be equipped with the latest and most complete work on modern psychiatry should not be without this system. It is well written and amply illustrated. The material

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