Ed 3. By George Ulett, MD, and D. Wells, MD. Price, $6.75. Pp 299. C.V. Mosby Co., 3207 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, Mo 63103, 1965.
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This slim volume is an excellent introduction to psychiatry. The title is a misnomer. The book is not a synopsis; nor does it deal merely with contemporary psychiatry. In this text theory is kept to a minimum. The material is organized into three general areas: history taking and diagnostic procedures, clinical syndromes, and therapeutic measures. The book is most helpful to the beginning medical student who wishes for a small reference book that will guide him through the maze of psychiatry. In some areas, such as therapy, the material is so condensed that the subject matter is reduced to a caricature. The volume fills a valuable need by presenting significant ideas and themes in a cogent outline. Some will find this book too simple, others too organic, and still others too psychoanalytic.
Lunsky LL. A Synopsis of Contemporary Psychiatry.. Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(4):645. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870040159061