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June 1957

Application of Basic Science Techniques to Psychiatric Research

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1957;77(6):663. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1957.02330360121017

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This sixth psychiatric research report is probably one of the best of the very good reports previously published. The contributors are all experts in the various techniques which they present, and they write with sufficient clarity that they can be understood by persons in all disciplines. There is no attempt to summarize or to integrate the various approaches in psychiatric research. This is a task which is far too difficult at the present time. However, in Kubie's brilliant address on the use of psychoanalysis as a research tool and the discussion of this presentation by Leo Rangell, there is some indication that the concepts of various disciplines may be analogous. At the end of the symposium, Abraham Kaplan presents the philosophical point of view, which in general attempts to synthesize the various approaches. No matter if it is not possible at this time to make such a synthesis, the individual

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