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March 6, 1948

Psychiatric Research: Papers Read at the Dedication of the Laboratory for Biochemical Research, McLean Hospital, Waverley, Mass., May 17. 1946

JAMA. 1948;136(10):729. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890270071043

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Six papers read by distinguished scientists at the dedication of the laboratory for biochemical research at McLean Hospital, Waverley, Mass., are presented in this small book. Dr. Drinker of Harvard University reviews the history of research at the McLean Hospital, a history made meaningful by such names as Folin, who undertook biochemical investigations in mental disease at the beginning of the century. Dr. Folch's paper on Biochemical Problems Related to Psychiatry is a masterly and fascinating survey of brain function as studied by the biochemist. Stanley Cobb contributes a report on progress in the integration of medical and psychiatric problems. Dr. H. S. Gasse, director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, presents a scholarly paper on the language of science. A paper on Psychical Seizures by Dr. Wilder Penfield, director of the Montreal Neurological Institute, and discussion of the Psychobiology of Psychiatric Research by Dr. Strecker complete this remarkable

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