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March 1944

Contemporary Psychopathology.

Arch NeurPsych. 1944;51(3):302-303. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1944.02290270091016

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The subtitle to this volume describes it as a source book, and the preface states that it is designed for courses in abnormal psychology. While the editor has thus defined the limitations within which he has chosen the material, it seems best for the purposes of this review to consider the book mainly from the point of view of its title, i. e., contemporary psychopathology, without the additional limitation described.

The volume is a collection of 45 papers gathered together from widely distributed current scientific periodical literature. That this material can be considered truly current is indicated by the fact that only 8 articles were published prior to 1939 and only 1 prior to 1933. The book is subdivided into four sections, as follows: (1) mental diseases in children; (2) psychoneuroses and psychosomatic medicine; (3) the schizophrenic psychoses, and (4) experimental psychopathology.

The first section, on mental diseases in children,

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