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August 4, 1917

Rest, Suggestion and Other Therapeutic Measures in Nervous and Mental Diseases.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(5):401. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590320077031

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As the author states in the preface, this work is a reprint of Volume VIII of Solis-Cohen's "System of Physiologic Therapeutics," largely rewritten and revised. It is an epitome of the author's ideas of the neuroses and psychoses and their treatment. In the main, his ideas are sound. Here and there one might call them old-fashioned. But especially in the sections on treatment will the reader find a rich fund of common-sense directions obviously based on wide experience. Not all neurologists would agree with the author in the great preponderance he gives to neurasthenia as a "fatigue neurosis" compared with his scant consideration of psychasthenia; but when it comes to practical advice as to carrying out the rest cure and the management of nervous patients, there can be no difference of opinion. The author knows what he is talking about. The book contains many hints or pointers familiar to neurologists

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