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March 5, 1932

The Jungle of the Mind.

JAMA. 1932;98(10):843. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730360065044

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The mind of man is still much of a mystery. The great discoveries, of science, themselves miraculous, merely confuse many of the public into believing that anything is possible and everything is credible. It has interested Professor Swift to consider the human mind as a jungle through which the path is only beginning to be found. His chapters on curiosities of the mind, on the will to believe, and on telepathy, memory and mental healing are amusing and instructive. He has collected his data from hundreds of sources and he illustrates each of his points with anecdote and case history. Into the midst of a vast amount of folly now being written on such subjects as behaviorism and psychoanalysis this book sweeps like a breath of fresh air. The book is exceedingly worth while as a contribution to rationalism and also as a contribution to philosophy. Furthermore, it will provide

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