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April 1935

Syllabus of Psychiatry: A Guide to General Orientation.

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;33(4):916. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250160231022

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This is an unusual book so far as its similarity to the ordinary type of psychiatric publication is concerned. The material was based on a lecture course given as part of the graduate courses in neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University. It was the intention of Hinsie not to build a text but to correlate material found in various psychiatric books. As a supplement to textbook study the book will furnish a good reference work for graduate students. It is not all-inclusive but presents certain aspects of psychiatry in a new and interesting manner. The book is divided into five chapters: I, "Constitutional Concepts"; II, "Psychical Concepts"; III, "Psycho-physical Concepts"; IV, "Sociological Considerations," and V, "Endogeny and Exogeny."

This is not a text for undergraduate students. It has value for workers in fields other than psychiatric medicine, for in the section on sociologic considerations much emphasis is placed on the

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