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March 5, 1938

A Text-Book of Mental Deficiency (Amentia)

JAMA. 1938;110(10):764. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790100062039

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The fifth edition of this book appeared in 1929. In the intervening eight years there have been great advances, which the author has endeavored to reflect in his book. The volume is one of the best available on this subject and is useful both as a textbook and as a work of reference. One of the most fascinating chapters and one not usually seen in similar books on the subject is that headed "Idiots Savants."

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