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December 1943

Contemporary Psychopathology: A Source Book.

Arch NeurPsych. 1943;50(6):742. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1943.02290240126017

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This is a lazy man's way of writing a book. There is nothing to show that the editor has even read the various essays that are collected in this volume. The number of persons to whom he acknowledges indebtedness would indicate only a superior executive ability on the part of the collector, like that of the editor who got his newspaper written by starting a controversy about cats and then publishing the various "letters to the editor." The excuse for a book of this kind is specious. While some of the essays appeared originally in publications that are "not readily accessible to undergraduate readers," the majority of them are taken, "with permission of the publishers," from standard journals with large circulations which may be found in every medical library. There seems to be little discrimination in the selection of the forty-five essays included in this hodgepodge, except that the "contributions"

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