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July 25, 1953

Bodily Physiology in Mental and Emotional Disorders.

JAMA. 1953;152(13):1286. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690130102047

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This book is interesting because of the author's analysis of the data and ideas found in an already overwhelming literature. Each bodily system is discussed separately and thoroughly. There are 251 references on the subject of blood alone, with corresponding numbers in other chapters. The author maintains that the undisciplined manner in which the "jungle of mental disorder" has been explored in the past is the reason for the present confusion. Psychiatry, he believes, must get beyond its "exclusive preoccupation with superficially acceptable conclusions." This book is well written, indexed, and documented.

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