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November 15, 1913

The Psychoneuroses and Their Treatment by Psychotherapy.

JAMA. 1913;61(20):1836. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350210076036

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In the present conflict of opinion as to the most plausible theory concerning psychotherapeutics, the most important part of the subject, namely, the actual practice of psychotherapy, seems to have been overlooked. In other words, we hear a good deal about this or that theory of psychotherapeutics, but little or nothing is done in the way of real psychotherapeutic endeavor. The book before us represents a sincere effort on the part of its authors not only to practice psychotherapy, but also to give the reader guiding principles. A beginning was made several years ago when Dr. Smith Ely Jelliffe translated Dubois' popular book on the subject. Since then the practitioner has been eagerly awaiting a work which might furnish him with methods and results. The work under review, also translated into English by Dr. Jelliffe, embodies the principles and practice of psychotherapy as followed by Dejerine. The book is divided

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