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January 12, 1935

Outline for Psychiatric Examinations

JAMA. 1935;104(2):141. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760020057024

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This is a revision of the Guides for History Taking and Clinical Examination of Psychiatric Cases, edited in 1921 by Dr. George H. Kirby. Dr. Cheney, the successor of Dr. Kirby as director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Hospital, assisted in the preparation of the 1921 edition, which itself was modified from the original set of clinical guides devised by Dr. Adolph Meyer some fifteen years previously for use in the New York State hospitals. In this revised work Dr. Cheney has made a number of amplifications and alterations in keeping with the increased use to which the Guides has been put by medical students and psychiatrists in various fields of activity. The same division of material as in Kirby's edition is maintained, and, except for minor variations, that work has been kept relatively intact. There are sections on the psychiatric anamnesis, on special personality study, on

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