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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
Syllabus of Psychiatry: A Guide to General Orientation. Arch NeurPsych. 1935;33(4):916. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250160231022
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