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October 20, 1945

A Handbook of Psychiatry

JAMA. 1945;129(8):581. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860420049024

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Dr. Karnosh is associate professor of nervous diseases at Western Reserve University and director of neuropsychiatry, Cleveland City Hospital. Dr. Zucker is clinical instructor in nervous diseases at Western Reserve University and associate in neuropsychiatry at Cleveland City Hospital. As such both men have had extensive experience in neuropsychiatry as clinicians and teachers. The purpose of this handbook, as stated in the preface, "is to function as a faithful delineator of fundamental information on its particular subject and as a stimulating guide to further and more detailed study and investigation." This handbook should succeed in meeting both requirements. The book is well written. The bibliography is good although not very extensive (many excellent papers and books by well regarded writers on dynamic psychiatry have been omitted). Although the book contains only 302 pages including the index, the purpose for which the book was written has been adequately fulfilled. Probably the

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