October 17, 1914

A Handbook of Psychology and Mental Disease. For Use in Training Schools for Attendants and Nurses and in Medical Classes and as a Reference for the Practitioner.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(16):1413. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570160079039

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This manual is offered by its author for use in training schools for attendants and nurses. The expert psychologist who studies it will probably be able to analyze what the author intends to convey. The average attendant or nurse will be far beyond his depth after leaving page one. A new chapter has been added entitled "Symbolism in Sanity and in Insanity." It is practically a catalog after the Freudian concept of common objects and their sexual equivalents. The nurses will possibly find this entertaining. The reporting of numerous cases from the author's experience is interesting, and treatment is given in simple, easily understood language. It seems doubtful, however, whether a book of this character can have much of a field of usefulness.

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