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February 12, 1927

Hygiène mentale:

JAMA. 1927;88(7):507. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680330059039

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Mental hygiene is slowly but surely coming to take its place as a medical problem of the first importance, not only in the interest of the individual but also in that of society in general. Gradually it is being recognized that mental health means something more than is expressed in the ancient doctrine of mens sana in corpore sano. The literature available for instruction in this field, though extensive, is poorly organized, and there is great need of textbooks suitable for use in medical and other special schools. Potet has rendered a distinct service in this direction, though the completeness of his exposition renders the book somewhat large. The volume contains an excellent history of the mental hygiene movement and the organizations for popular education and for research that have grown up in France and other countries, with full appreciation of the services of Clifford Beers and the National Committee

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