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September 1928

Schizophrenia (Dementia Praecox) Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases. A Series of Research Publications.

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Volume 5. Price, $7.50. Pp. 453. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1928.

Arch NeurPsych. 1928;20(3):662. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210150222019

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This volume is the fifth in the series published by the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases. The subject matter is well arranged and begins with an historical survey and delimitations, this being followed in logical sequence by chapters on statistics; heredity and constitution, including personality; special etiologic considerations: affective, toxic, infectious; investigative aspects, language and art productions, pathology, and ending, as all books should, with a discussion of the prognosis and treatment of the subject. In effect, the work gives an up-to-date conception of the modernview of schizophrenia, and while most of the papers are not original, a few of them are of extraordinary merit.

The conception of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases is an excellent one. Year by year the work of the association has increased in value. The plan of having one subject for research has proved to be valuable, as