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August 1937

Kriminalpsychopathologie und psychobiologische Verbrecherkunde.

Arch NeurPsych. 1937;38(2):443-444. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260200215020

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Lehrbuch der forensischen Psychiatrie für Aerzte, Juristen und höhere Beamte des Sicherheitsdienstes. By Dr. Rudolf Michel. Price, 13.50 marks. Pp. 274. Berlin: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1931.

There is hardly a field—outside the combination of law and medicine—representatives of which would not want to show a lead in progressiveness and at least occasional attempts to get ahead of the times. Even in these days of crime commissions and wholesale condemnation of the legal and penal system, this country is only just beginning to parallel the books that for more than a generation have come from the camp of German psychiatrists. When one considers the rank and file of the best workers and students in psychiatry, one is impressed by the frank reluctance of the majority to enter the field that actually should appear doubly fascinating, touching both the science of disease, under the flag of ambition to heal, and the wisdom

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