Neuropsychiatry, it would seem, is doing for itself what pediatrics began to do about five years ago: to take stock and to orient its place in the fields of medical education and practice. As chairman of a group of pediatricians who undertook this work and who are still engaged in it, I regard the invitation to discuss the question "What does the pediatrician expect from the neurologist and psychiatrist?" as an opportunity not to be refused.
While the partitioning of medicine into special fields has been one of the chief factors in the tremendous growth of the medical sciences, at the same time it has brought about problems which have forced the subject of specialism and specialties into the foreground. There is no question but that specialization has been greatly overdone, particularly in relation to the practice of medicine. Moreover, the various specialties are built on quite different foundations. From
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