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April 1956

Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale—Psychiatrie

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1956;75(4):459-460. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1956.02330220123013

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Under the leadership of Henri Ey, French psychiatrists have offered to their colleagues of two continents an excellent "Encyclopedia of Psychiatry." The three volumes of the "Encyclopedia" are perhaps a little bulky, but they are easily manipulated; they are artistically, if not sumptuously, presented, and they should satisfy the expectations of seasoned book lovers. They are typical of French fine editions.

The contents have been written by high-grade contributors. They include the whole of fundamental psychiatry, plus all aspects of immediate and remote interests in the connected fields, for example, exotic sociopsychology, experts reports in canon law, and existential analysis.

Each and every chapter is dealt with exhaustively and expresses all opinions on a given subject as of today. International bibliographies point to the universal sources of information.

Serious contributors from all schools are freely accepted, while nationalisms are so little felt that all three volumes could have been written

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