This manual by two men well known in French psychiatric literature, is well bound in strong paper covers in the continental manner, and forms a compact pocket size book. It is satisfyingly free from typographical and other errors. The table of contents shows the sequence of the material to be largely on a descriptive basis, but arranged logically and with only a minimum of overlapping. The eighty-nine original illustrations are largely from line drawings, with surprisingly little use of photographic material. These convey vivid descriptive impressions but have the general fault of drawings in that they, in some instances, exaggerate certain points to the exclusion of others, so that some are almost caricatures.
The index is deserving of especial note and commendation. It is well arranged, unusually complete, and the terms used are carefully chosen and comprehensive. It is distinctly unusual to find so excellent an index in a French
Pratique Semilogique des Maladies Mentales. Arch NeurPsych. 1925;13(3):419–420. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1925.02200090133009
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