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The title of this book suggests that it is meant for the state hospital administrator and for him it could well become a "how book," dictionary and Bible. But to assume that its usableness and applicability is limited to psychiatrists in the administrative department of hospitals would be to overlook the most helpful presentation of hospital therapy and therapeutic management yet written. Every psychiatrist will find the book worth perusing, whether he is connected with an institution or not, but particularly for the institutional psychiatrist it can be an extremely valuable aid and guide. It contains many practical suggestions for all members of the hospital personnel—the business manager, the nursing staff, the therapists, the research members. Remarkable in the book is the point of view. The author is courageous and systematic. He is also progressive, as indicated in such opinions as that the autocratic executive in the hospital organization must
Administrative Psychiatry. JAMA. 1937;108(24):2067. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780240059025