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January 20, 1945

Manual of Military Neuropsychiatry

JAMA. 1945;127(3):189. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860030061026

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Essays from forty-five contributors dealing with the various aspects of military neuropsychiatry have been assembled by the editors into a compact and attractive volume which is intended for use principally by medical officers of the armed forces stationed where adequate reference material may not be available. The contents are divided into (1) introduction, (2) induction, (3) administration and disposition, (4) clinical entities, (5) prophylaxis and therapy and (6) special topics. The reported organization of the neuropsychiatric examination at the induction station is based chiefly on experiences of the authors at the Boston Induction Station. The differences in the administration and disposition of the neuropsychiatric cases in the Army, Navy and Merchant Marine are well presented. Description and discussion of the common clinical neurologic and psychiatric entities are given in clear concise language in part 4. This section is somewhat weakened by a lack of presentation of clinical entities which seem

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