May 19, 1906

A Text-Book of Psychiatry, for Physicians and Students.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(20):1557. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510470071026

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The translator of this work expresses the opinion that it will prove a valuable addition to English psychiatric literature, which is a very moderate recommendation, considering that the work is one of the leading Italian treatises on mental disorders and the only one that has thus far been put in English for the benefit of the English-speaking public. Professor Bianchi's position among the active workers in this department is alone such as would insure his work a welcome. The size of the book may appear at first sight a little formidable, but it is fully justified by the author's handling of his subject. It is divided into three parts. Of these the first, comprising 175 pages, is devoted to an exposition of the physiology of the brain according to the later data. Bianchi does not appear to be an adherent of the neuron theory, but holds rather that the researches

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