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This volume of 375 pages should prove particularly useful to medical students and also to general practitioners who desire a brief authoritative description of the various types of mental disorder and the principles underlying modern methods of treatment. The authors have successfully followed the case method in presenting the subject, believing that the next best thing to actual bedside teaching is "to bring the story of the patient and his psychosis to the student through the medium of the printed page."
Chapter 1 is devoted to a brief discussion of the general principles of etiology, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of mental disorders, with some statistics on the relative frequency of the various psychotic types among admissions to institutions. The legal requirements for the admission of patients to mental hospitals are set forth for the benefit of those who may be called on to act as examining or committing physicians.
Practical Clinical Psychiatry for Students and Practitioners. Arch NeurPsych. 1927;18(1):157–158. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02210010160017
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