By A. Ross Defendorf, M.D., Lecturer in Psychiatry in Yale University. Cloth. Pp. 420. Price, $3.50. New York: The Macmillan Co. 1902.
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This is the latest work on insanity of any that have recently appeared in this country and, as the author says, is practically a synopsis of Kraepelin's views in regard to mental affections. The idea was at first to make a translation of the last edition of Kraepelin's work, but on second thought it was considered too large a work to serve the best uses and this may be rightly considered a sort of condensation or filtration by the American author. Most of the work is practically completely rewritten and not a series of extracts. There are some little things that indicate the German origin, such as certain uses of words, which might have been better if made more in accordance with the usages of our own language. The general etiology, diagnosis and treatment of Kraepelin's work has been condensed for this, but the principal items of interest have been
Clinical Psychiatry. A Text-Book for Students and Physicians. Abstracted and Adapted from the Sixth German Edition of Kraepelin's "Lehrbuch der Psychiatrie.". JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(4):213. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480300037020