It is obvious that there is an increasing tendency to look on the living organism as a series of processes rather than as a structure. But in a final analysis, function must be correlated with structure, and if both together can be conceived of as dynamic a more fundamental understanding may be arrived at. The advantage, for example, of studying constitution from a developmental point of view rather than as a finished pattern is obvious. That there are demonstrable correlations between structure and the kind of process is thought by many persons familiar with the work on the psychoses.
This study does not pretend to cope with any of the larger problems. It is merely a study from the developmental standpoint of one minor factor, the form of the capillaries, in relation to constitutional and secondary hypophrenias, which may serve as a possible aid in the early detection of a
POWDERMAKER F. CAPILLARY FORMS IN RELATION TO CERTAIN PROBLEMS IN DEVELOPMENT. Arch NeurPsych. 1929;22(6):1207–1216. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02220060104008
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