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July 1941

Introduction to Psychobiology and Psychiatry.

Arch NeurPsych. 1941;46(1):195. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1941.02280190205021

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This little book was written for nurses taking training in psychiatric institutions. As the title indicates, psychology and psychiatry are presented from the point of view of Adolf Meyer, whose terminology is used throughout.

The book is admirably suited to its purpose, and shows a deep appreciation of the nurse's problems and point of view. It is further a volume which may prove useful to many medical students, and even neuropsychiatrists, for it is the simplest and clearest statement of the framework of the psychobiologic system of psychiatry that this reviewer has seen. As a corollary, its usefulness as a textbook for nurses would be seriously limited in institutions in which the distinctive terminology is not employed.

The volume is in an inexpensive textbook format, and is not illustrated.