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October 22, 1949

Practical Lessons in Psychiatry

JAMA. 1949;141(8):570. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910080070044

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The author offers this book to achieve a better understanding of common neuropsychiatric conditions. It consists of 348 pages of tangible and everyday problems of patients as seen at the bedside, in the clinic and in the office. It is readable and understandable. The author states that it was presented and published for use by general practitioners, psychologists, social workers, nurses and personnel advisers who share the responsibility of guiding those who are mentally ill. It has eleven chapters and consists of three chapters on the patient and psychoneuroses; the fourth, fifth and sixth divisions discuss manic-depressive states (chiefly depressions), schizophrenia and electrocoma therapy of psychoses; chapter seven takes up psychopathic personality; chapter eight, toxic and organic psychoses; chapter nine, neurosyphilis; chapter ten, epilepsy, and chapter eleven the physical and mental sequelae of head trauma. There is a small bibliography after each chapter. This book will help the general practitioner

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