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December 1932

Accidents, Neuroses and Compensation.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(6):1463. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240060222028

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This is a timely book. The traumatic neuroses have always been with us; because of the compensation laws which are well nigh universal in this country and all over the world every practicing physician is compelled to deal with this problem. Because of the economic depression many families are dependent for their livelihood on the money paid to a member of the family because of compensable injuries. The author divides his book into twelve chapters, and there is a summary at the end of each. His point of view is sane, for he has given credence to the literature on the subject, and obviously his experience is large, for his manner of dealing with the subject is sound. It would be well if all states of the Union had uniform compensation laws. As it is, some disabilities are more compensable than others in different states. This is particularly true of