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October 1933

Psychiatrie médico-légale.

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;30(4):954-955. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240160266017

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This volume, based on Professor Claude's notes of lectures at the Faculté de Médecine, will have an appeal both to psychiatrists and to general practitioners of medicine. He stands on a sound foundation in asserting the social importance of the acts in certain psychopathic states and in stressing the socialized as opposed to the individualized therapy.

There are four parts to the volume: 1. The exercise of civil rights—appointments of guardians, opposition to and annulment of marriage, divorce and making of wills. In this part, great care is taken to protect the patient in the exercise of his legal rights. Mental disease in the partner is not a cause for divorce in France.

2. Penal responsibility. The Penal Code states that "there is neither a crime nor an offense if the person involved was in a state of dementia at the moment of the action, or if he has been

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