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November 15, 1941

Lectures on Conditioned Reflexes. Volume II: Conditioned Reflexes and Psychiatry

JAMA. 1941;117(20):1749. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820460087037

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This is the second volume of collected lectures on conditioned reflexiology which have been translated and edited by Gantt, a co-worker of Pavlov for about five years. The earlier volume dealt with more specifically physiologic matters. The present work consists of an excellent introduction by the editor-translator discussing Pavlov's later life, attitude and scientific problems and describing in considerable detail how, after reaching 75 years of age, Pavlov took a new lease on life and went into the field of psychiatry to investigate it with respect to the bearing on it of his own work on conditioned reflexes. Sixteen lectures are included in the present volume, which deals with Pavlov's interpretation of higher nervous activity, the fusion of the objective and subjective, experimental neuroses, the hypnotic state and animal and human neuroses, and there is an attempt at physiologic interpretation of obsessions and of paranoia and hysteria, as well as

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