Edited by Marriane L. Simmel. Price, $9. Pp 300. Springer Publishing Company, Inc. 200 Park Ave, S, New York, 10003, 1968.
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This book compiled under the editorship of Marriane Simmel, a loving pupil of Goldstein honors a great investigator of the human mind who died in 1965 at the age of 87. The editor has written the story of his personal life, Walther Riese the eminent historian contributed a chapter concerning "The Man and His Work," and Joseph Meiers collected the extensive bibliography of Goldstein's writings. Within the book are essays by his pupils, colleagues and investigators who have been influenced by Goldstein on subjects related in varying degrees to his creative work. By far the most interesting chapter is Shakow's contributions from schizophrenia to normal psychological function. There is no question that Goldstein has contributed greatly to psychology and psychiatry but his own writings in journals and books give a better idea of his unique creativity. The current volume fails in
Grinker RR. The Reach of Mind: Essays in Memory of Kurt Goldstein.. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1968;19(5):638. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1968.01740110126017