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Psychiatry, like other branches of medicine, has made enormous progress in the last century. In this field American psychiatrists have played an increasingly important part. This volume is not intended to list past achievements or to present a symposium on what American psychiatry is doing today but rather, as pointed out in the foreword, is intended as a historical synthesis of a century of American psychiatric evolution. It is a little surprising to find such extremely wide margins and other wasted space in a book published in these days of paper shortage. The editorial board and the contributors have been well chosen and deserve congratulations on the interesting chapters presented.
One Hundred Years of American Psychiatry. JAMA. 1944;126(2):137. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850370075037