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October 1928

Familienpsychosen im schizophrenen Erbkreis (Psychosen bei den Eltern von Dementia praecox-Kranken).

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By Dr. Hermann Hoffmann. Abhandlungen aus. d. Neurologie, Psychiatrie, Psychologie u. ihren Grenzgebieten. Heft. 32. Price, 7.20 marks. Pp. 120. Berlin: S. Karger, 1926.

Arch NeurPsych. 1928;20(4):890-892. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210160231022

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Hoffmann, fully appreciative of the difficulties encountered in an attempted evaluation of the probable hereditary factors in families with schizophrenia, has made a worthy contribution to the subject in the present monograph. His hypotheses are based on a careful survey of a wealth of case material (extensively cited) and are, furthermore, correlated with the observations of the many investigators who have shown interest in the problems directly or remotely related to those of heredity. In other words, the substance of the monograph is well documented. It is probable that many readers will find in the contribution ideas that they had formerly gained in an impressionistic manner; if so, those readers should be pleased to have many of their impressions more clearly crystallized. Hoffmann states that his object is merely to set forth the most important lessons arising from his empirical investigations and to promote a better understanding of the conceptions