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October 1931

Handwörterbuch der medizinischen Psychologie.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;26(4):903. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230100221023

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This medical psychology in the form of a dictionary offers in compact solid articles a presentation of the topics of psychology and psychiatry. The general topics of psychopathology and the psychoses are largely covered by Birnbaum and by Kronfeld, Kahn and Lange, the psychoanalytic topics by Hartmann, the sex topics by Marcuse and Gruhle, heredity by Kahn, constitution by Jaensch, normal psychology by S. Fischer, motility by Bostroem, etc.

The work in this way represents the conceptions of the younger leading workers of Germany, while the foreign literature receives little attention. As a picture of a broad cross-section of German medical thought in psychology and psychopathology, the book offers unusual material. For another edition it might be well to make some topics of the life work and life tendencies of some of the outstanding workers in the field, similar to what Birnbaum gave in Bumke's Handbuch. It could be done

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