June 6, 1953

Contributions toward Medical Psychology: Theory and Psychodiagnostic Methods. Volumes I and II.

Author Affiliations

Edited by Arthur Weider, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Hygiene, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky. With foreword by David Wechsler, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology, New York University College of Medicine, New York. Cloth. $12 per set. Pp. 455; 459-885, with 101 illustrations. Ronald Press Co., 15 E. 26th St., New York 10, 1953.

JAMA. 1953;152(6):563. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690060079037

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This is a compendium of articles on those protean aspects of human behavior that simultaneously interest the psychologist, sociologist, anthropologist, and physician and, therefore, constitute the broad scope of psychosomatic medicine. Volume 1 deals with the theoretical, developmental, cultural, diagnostic, and therapeutic interrelationships of psychology and medicine. Volume 2 contains detailed technical reviews of various test procedures for levels of maturation, intellectual functions and impairments, fantasy projections, vocational interests, and total personality patterns. With few exceptions, the author of each contribution is one of the foremost authorities in his field, and, despite the wide range of material, the editing and organization are so effective that there is little overlap, repetition, or discontinuity. Full author and subject indexes facilitate reference and make the work a valuable addition to the library of anyone professionally interested in detailed current knowledge of psychological medicine.

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