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July 1919


Arch NeurPsych. 1919;2(1):148. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1919.02180070163012

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Centuries ago a wise man propounded the theory that "of making many books there is no end," and as years were added to years this idea like many others expressed by him was amply verified. He put no qualification on the books, however, as to whether they would be good or bad, and it is not unreasonable to suppose that on a time a publication was handed to our muchsuffering friend Job, who in the double capacity of invalid and critic, gave utterance to the famous "My desire is that mine adversary had written a book."

Were Job living today he would have accepted "Symptoms" most gladly and would have recommended it to his friends as a volume worth careful perusal. It is indeed a pleasure in these days of all kinds of literature to find a scientific book that can be read at will that is sufficiently practical to

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