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December 1946

Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry: An Annual Review.

Arch NeurPsych. 1946;56(6):741-742. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1946.02300230135017

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With this volume, the editor inaugurates a yearly review of advances in neurology and psychiatry. The usefulness and success of the annual reviews in biochemistry and physiology allow one to predict that a counterpart in neurology and psychiatry will gain rapid acceptance.

With the added impetus of wartime research, the assembling of an exhaustive review can be no simple problem. It is gratifying to report that the task is well done. A vast amount of useful information is contained in this volume, and, in general, controversial issues are presented with objectivity. The sections on psychiatry are splendidly prepared and should prove of great value to the clinician.

If this reviewer might express a wish it would be that editors always conceive it a duty to be frankly critical. The clinician must be given the chance to judge the basic facts of a new concept of therapy. A case in point

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