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June 1934

Forty Years in Psychiatry.

Arch NeurPsych. 1934;31(6):1360. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1934.02250060246018

The last forty years in any field of human endeavor can be said to be unquestionably interesting, but how infinitely more interesting has been the last forty years in psychiatry, a period which has seen practically the development of all present-day psychiatry. Dr. White has been in intimate touch with every nook and corner of the psychiatric field during these forty years and is one of the few present-day psychiatrists who is capable of presenting this narrative. His purpose was not to write an autobiography or to give an exhaustive survey of the scientific psychiatric field all through this period. He has endeavored to give and has succeeded in giving an intensely interesting picture of the movement that has taken place in psychiatry during his experience. Although a story of his experience, it is more a study of the actual detailed progress that has taken place in the life of

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