A review of the work of Adolf Meyer in relation to psychiatric education leads one inevitably beyond psychiatric education in the narrow sense of instruction for medical students, specialists and nurses to the wide fields of instruction for medical practitioners and the public at large. Meyer received an admirable education to prepare him for the exacting position he has attained. Wide contact with scholars in his home and at the universities of Zurich, Paris, Edinburgh and London made the problems of philosophy and sociology a living reality. His solid training in laboratory methods, clinical medicine and neurology prevented any unfounded theoretical excursions.
Owing to the fact that Meyer spent so many of his earlier years in intimate contact with state hospitals, he has a thorough understanding of the many economic, social and administrative problems involved. His fellowship students are required to spend three months in state hospital service, in order
EBAUGH FG. ADOLF MEYER, THE TEACHER. Arch NeurPsych. 1937;37(4):732–741. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260160032003
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