October 1965

Animal Psychiatry.

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Edited by A. Brion and H. Ey. Price, not given. Pp 605 with 8 illustrations. Desclée de Brouwer, Paris, 1964.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1965;13(4):382-386. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1965.01730040092016

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Faced with a similar problem recently Eugene Kahn wrote:

"The problem: how to write a review on a big book of Psychology and Psychiatry composed of 19 rapers by 21 authors (1 American, 1 Dutch, 14 Germans, 1 Swede, 4 Swiss) without boring the readers?"

This book has 40 authors (32 French, three English, one Canadian, one Hollander, two Russian, and one Swiss). It is concerned with anomalies of the behavior of animals.

First Part  Ideals and Studies on the Psychology of Animals and Animal Psychiatry.—"The Concept of 'Animal Psychiatry"' by Henri Ey (29 pages). If, as is generally accepted, there is an animal psychology, this implies an animal psychopathology. Having established that the animal "psychoid" implies, with the idea of variation, that of anomalies, the author makes an analysis of the general concept of individual variations in order to extract the particular concept of pathological variations

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