August 1968

The Origins of Schizophrenia.

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Edited by John Romano. Price, $18.50. Pp 288. Excerpta Medical Foundation, Herengracht 119-123, Amsterdam-C, The Netherlands, 1968.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1968;19(2):256. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1968.01740080128031

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The book is a record of the proceedings of the First Rochester International Conference on Schizophrenia held in Rochester, NY, March 29-31, 1967. The conference marked the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Department of Psychiatry as a major department in the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Strong Memorial Hospital. The subject of the conference was "The Origins of Schizophrenia."

The publishers have produced a volume that is technically superb and have readied it for the scientific public with astonishing speed. The editor, John Romano, is one of America's distinguished psychiatrists as his introductory and closing remarks indicate, as well as his choice of contributors. Within this volume are the latest concepts concerning schizophrenia, one needs to read no further although the references supplied by each author are indeed useful. The contents range from genetic studies, neurophysiology, biochemistry, classification, family, social factors, epidemiology, psychology,

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