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December 25, 1943

Contemporary Psychopathology: A Source Book

JAMA. 1943;123(17):1147. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840520063029

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This book represents a successful and valuable compilation of contemporary studies in psychopathology. Contributions to the literature by fifty-four different authors are printed in full without comment. The reader is free to form his own judgments. Material is presented relative to problems of childhood, psychoneuroses, schizophrenic psychoses, psychosomatic medicine and experimental psychopathology. It is evident that careful thought was given to the choice of each paper included. The editor has wisely chosen those contributions which stress the dynamic approach to problems of human behavior. While there are many more excellent contributions in the literature to all the fields covered, the editor had to choose those which he considered representative. It might have been advisable to include a recommended list for further reference either at the end of each chapter or as an index, but this is a minor criticism. Although, as the editor states, "This volume is designed for courses

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