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Book Reviews
June 1943

Psychotherapy in Medical Practice.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;65(6):956. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010180132018

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Here is a book on psychiatry for all physicians. Written by a man who knows psychiatry, it is presented in a language which any one can understand. The various forms of mental ill health are described, together with the treatment which can be carried out by the general physician. The author also discusses the types of disorders which can be treated safely in the home and the physician's office and those which are best treated in a sanatorium and under the care of a psychiatrist.

The titles of the chapters epitomize the contents of the book. They are: "Methods of Psychotherapy," "Methods for the General Practitioner," "Advanced Methods for the General Practitioner," "Methods for the Specialist," "Suicide Risks," "The Choice of Cases," "Sex and Marriage," "Basic Attitudes Towards Children," "Normality and Maturity" and "Suggestions for Further Reading."

The chapter on the basic attitudes toward children deals with the attitudes of

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