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June 6, 1953

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

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

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Abstract

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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