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June 23, 1962

Körperbau und Charakter: Untersuchungen zum Konstitutionsproblem und zur Lehre von den Temperamenten

JAMA. 1962;180(12):1076. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050250082032

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This most recent edition of Kretschmer's classic work is divided into 3 parts: body build, temperaments, and theory of temperaments and types. The 7 chapters of the first part deal largely with physical dimensions, forms, and functions, although the chapter on forms of face and head becomes involved promptly with the familiar idea that physical constitution is somehow correlated with schizophrenia. The 11 chapters of the second part attempt to establish the existence of temperament types and are occupied especially with the problem of differentiating cycloid from schizoid personalities. The 2 chapters that make up the third part review the fundamental philosophy

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