June 8, 1912

Handbook of Mental Examination Methods.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(23):1814. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060163038

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This little book constitutes a valuable addition to the many meritorious monographs already published by this company. The methods of examination described by the author are those utilized in the best psychopathic hospitals. His selection is a judicious one, complex methods requiring the use of expensive instruments and a special laboratory having been omitted. Careful perusal of the book forces the conviction that the author was compelled to consult many volumes and diverse articles scattered throughout the literature; and he has succeeded in compressing this enormous material into the small space of 165 pages. The entire subject is presented under the following headings: "Sensation," "Movement," "Speech and Aphasia," "Attention," "Apprehension and Perception," "Memory," "Association," "Calculation Tests," "Time of Mental Processes," "General Intelligence," and "General Examination and Methods of Dealing with Observational Data." Each chapter is followed with a well-selected number of references, enabling the reader to pursue the subject still

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