December 1966

Crime and the Mind.

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By Walter Bromberg, MD. Price, $9.95. Pp 447. The Macmillan Co., 60 Fifth Ave, New York 10011, 1965.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1966;15(6):670-671. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1966.01730180110019

Dr. Bromberg has obviously had a long and varied career in the area of forensic psychiatry—or, what he might prefer to call psychiatric criminology. In this book he presents a good deal of what he has learned from his experience. Anyone seriously interested in the field, whether novice or initiate, can gain something from it. I do feel, however, that it will be of somewhat more value to the beginner than to someone who has already built up a fair backlog of experience himself and has had opportunity to interact and discuss the field with other psychiatrists, lawyers, judges, prison administrators, social workers, and law enforcement officials; although, even in this case, it still has value as the distillation of thoughts, feelings, and experience of an expert which can be added to the reader's own experience.

Dr. Bromberg has apparently been active in fostering enlightened disposition of psychiatrically disturbed

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