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March 12, 1932

The Mind and Its Body: The Foundations of Psychology.

JAMA. 1932;98(11):915. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730370055042

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Abstract

The author has previously written several excellent contributions to the field of psychology. The present volume is planned to provide a consideration of the subject for advanced readers. The author provides a discussion of various theories in this field and, after considering what has been learned of animal and human psychology, discusses such special topics as the psychology of language and of temperament, the importance of instinct, the meaning of dreams, and hallucinations and illusions. The work is profound and not to be confused with popular considerations. From the point of view of psychology the author defines and explains freedom of the will and offers an understanding of the immortality of the soul. Dr. Fox finds the body and mind so intimately bound that their separation is inconceivable. Nobility of soul arises from the pursuit of what is of permanent worth. Beyond that, he says, "The question of the immortality

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