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March 3, 1951

Neurosis and Psychosis

JAMA. 1951;145(9):684. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920270078034

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This book is based on a series of lectures given yearly to medical and postgraduate students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Its purpose as it progresses from simpler to more complicated processes in neurology and psychiatry is to unfold for the student the increasingly profound disorganizations that are represented by failure of the human ego to bring a kind of order into the world that it finds filled with conflict and confusion. The approach of the book to the study of these diseases is the genetic-dynamic approach of present day psychiatry. The volume does not pretend to be a comprehensive textbook on psychiatry, but has been provided to meet the special need imposed by the necessity for instruction of the large classes in medical schools today. An interesting chapter on the underlying concepts of psychosomatic medicine is included.

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