August 1965

The Fusion of Psychiatry and Social Sciences.

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By Harry Stack Sullivan, MD. Price, $7.50. Pp 346, with no illustrations. W. W. Norton and Co., 55 Fifth Ave, New York 3, NY, 1964.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(2):315. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870020155040

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Dr. Sullivan was one of the giants of psychiatry whose profound insights shaped the course of twentieth century psychiatry. His earlier volumes, Conceptions of Modern Psychiatry and The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry, are not only major contributions to the understanding of human personality but are new dimensions in psychiatry. This new volume will join this list of classics.

The papers in this volume were originally published in numerous journals and are preceded by a cogent, insightful commentary by Mrs. Helen Perry. The material is drawn from the Depression, the New Deal, World War II, and the postwar era. Even though some papers were published in 1934, they are still refreshing, vital, and like a beacon of light on the psychiatric scene.

Perhaps even more intriguing than Sullivan's original contributions in this text are the insights given into the historical and intellectual forces that influenced his work.

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