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December 1922


Arch NeurPsych. 1922;8(6):639-651. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1922.02190180052005

About ten years ago I first brought to the attention of this body certain reflections bearing on a relationship between neural integrative factors and what in general was considered as disease. Having become saturated with certain conceptions concerning the importance of feeling and thought factors in human pathology, the translation of Déjerine and of Dubois were only natural expressions of my growing beliefs.

But it soon seemed apparent that the intellectual dialectics of Dubois were not quite fundamental enough; without a corresponding personality makeup behind them the principles are insufficient. Déjerine's emphasis on the feeling—the emotional factors—went nearer to the heart of the problem, but here again the emphasis seemed one-sided. The old faculty psychology, as applied in therapeutics, now dealt with the intellectual functions, now with the emotions, and I even took a shy at the will in my translation of Payot's "Education of the Will." Out of all