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July 8, 1950

Psychological Aspects of Clinical Medicine

JAMA. 1950;143(10):936. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910450076035

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The material of this book was presented as a course of clinical lectures for the final year and postgraduate students at the Liverpool Medical School. By approaching psychologic symptoms as an integral part of general medicine rather than as a special and separate subject it was hoped to restore psychiatry to its rightful place in medicine as a whole. The further purpose of these lectures was not to replace the systematic instruction in psychiatry at this school but to complement such teachings.

It thus became necessary to present the entire field of psychiatry in one course. This is covered in the eleven chapters of the book, which meets its announced purpose. As a textbook, however, it does not have balance in the presentation of subject material from the standpoint of either emphasis or content. As a supplement for a special school course it is entirely satisfactory, but one reading the

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