By Edith M. Stern with the collaboration of Dr. Samuel W. Hamilton. Price, $1.00. Pp. 134, with no illustrations. New York. The Commonwealth Fund, 1942.
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The purpose of this book is to point out to the laity, and especially to the other members of a family in which there is a mentally ill member, the present scientific conception of the illness. Mental illness is pictured as no different from any other type of illness; its hereditary factors are given proper importance, and the error of feeling disgrace and shame is emphasized. There is a discussion of mental hospitals and their place in a medical system. This book should be read by all persons who have to deal with the relatives of mentally sick people and can be recommended to the families themselves.
Mental Illness: A Guide for, the Family.. Am J Dis Child. 1943;65(4):679. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010160163015