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December 1931

Neuropsyche und Hirnrinde.

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By Dr. N. E. Ischlondsky. Band I: Der bedingte Reflex und seine Bedeutung in der Biologie, Medizin, Psychologie und Pädogogik. Ein Handbuch der experimentellen Reflexologie für Fachleute und Studierende. Paper. Price, 20 marks. Pp. 328, with 39 illustrations. Band II: Physiologische Grundlagen der Tiefenpsychologie unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Psychoanalyse. Ein Handbuch für Studierende, Aerzte Psychologen und Pädagogen. Paper. Price, 22 marks. Pp. 356, with 15 illustrations. Berlin: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1930.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;26(6):1361-1365. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230120244016

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These two volumes are written in German by a Russian living in Paris, who has had first hand experience with the methods of the Pavlov school applied to psychiatry. They are written in a clear, easily understandable style. Volume I gives a logical description and summary of the important work from the Pavlov school, beginning with a short description of the technic and including the details of some of Pavlov's recent investigations. The author quotes Pavlov in many places by whole paragraphs, although not in inverted commas, as for example, in the preface. The experiments are described in detail, in a more systematic and logical order than Pavlov follows in either of his two books. The book is enriched by many examples from actual human life, some of which come from Pavlov, but many are the author's own observations. The books make interesting reading, but contain rather more speculation than