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December 1935


Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1935;56(6):1287-1297. doi:10.1001/archinte.1935.00170040221012

Since this is the first review of neuropsychiatry to be published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, with others to follow annually, I shall not confine it to the last year but shall sketch somewhat broadly the ways along which advances have been made in the last several years. Physiologic and psychologic discoveries are considered important enough to be discussed here because they are either precursors of therapy or elucidators of empirical treatment. Successful new methods of treatment are few but will be emphasized because of their practical use to the physician. In a brief paper only a few topics can be discussed. For those who wish to read more extensively, two books in English are recommended: "The Problem of Mental Disorder," a collection of twenty-five current points of view, edited by Madison Bentley,1 and "Recent Advances in Neurology" by Brain and Strauss.2 In German the monthly review

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