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February 1937

Human Mentality in the Light of Psychiatric Experience: An Outline of General Psychiatry.

Arch NeurPsych. 1937;37(2):477. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260140263017

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Gadelius, professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Karolinska Institute of Stockholm, Sweden, gives to English-speaking colleagues the first volume of a translation of this fruit of his life-work. It is in itself a well rounded outgrowth of a scholarly and, at the same time, a practical career as teacher and head of an institution; it is true to the substantial and conscientious traditions of the formal psychology of Scandinavian schools and yet in the end arrives at a genuinely human preparation for medical studies. Gadelius develops an empirical psychology, with a remarkable result, surprisingly similar to what happened in the development of psychology in America, although he is perhaps more careful to work in the essentials of the conservative picture of the teachings of the years of transition. "Psychiatry is not only psychology; rather, its attitude is psychobiological"; it is a branch of medicine. It is against the background of

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