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September 18, 1943

Emotional Hygiene: The Art of Understanding

JAMA. 1943;123(3):178. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840380054034

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This is a much improved edition of a book which has been definitely successful in aiding individuals to adjust themselves. The author is a practicing psychiatrist with an excellent background, and, as we said in the review of the first edition, "This is one of the few books on mental hygiene sufficiently well written and widely enough applicable so that it might be given to the interested reader without medical training who requests a book on this subject. There are many chuckles and pert illustrations, both verbal and pictorial, and practical cases are taken up and discussed in an intelligent manner." It deals with the need of the patient to be aware that he should grow up, that he should not run away from problems, and there is also a discussion of psychiatric nursing, as the book is one as much for the psychiatric nurse as it is for the

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