January 21, 1911

Psyche. A Concise and Easily Comprehensible Treatise on the Elements of Psychiatry and Psychology. For Students of Medicine and Law.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(3):216. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560030052037

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Despite the fanciful title, this book contains much of value to the medical student and the general practitioner. The introductory chapter on the psychology of physiology of the mental functions is well written and sufficiently exhaustive for the medical student. The succeeding three chapters are too meager in content and the last chapter, on special pathology of insanity, the most important for the medical reader, is entirely inadequate. There can be no doubt that the author's expectations will be fulfilled with reference to the value of his treatise to the layman and to the attorney.

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