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June 22, 1935

Psychology and Health

JAMA. 1935;104(25):2291. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760250069027

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It has been a problem to find a book dealing with all of psychotherapy which could be used in classes or groups for social workers and nonspecializing physicians, but after reading the present volume the problem would seem to be at least temporarily solved. While the author is not a medical man, his grasp of the subject from all standpoints is unusually effective, particularly in view of the fact that his work is being done in England, where child guidance and mental hygiene are not stressed to the same degree to which they are in this country. One of the features that have invalidated so many of the books dealing with psychotherapy in the past has been the fact that short chapters usually fail to give a comprehensive and accurate point of view of each subject treated. For instance, the usual book on abnormal psychology might devote a chapter to

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