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February 5, 1916

Character and Temperament.

JAMA. 1916;LXVI(6):451. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580320059033

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This is the first of a series of books to provide readily intelligible surveys of selected aspects of the study of mind and of its applications. The book before us is a study of character and temperament from the point of view of a psychologist occupying a professorial chair. It is by no means easy reading; indeed, to read the author's stately sentences and to grasp his inexorable logic is splendid psychologic discipline, and makes for both character and temperament. The volume contains much that needs rereading and profound study. As our book market is flooded with literature of the light kind, it is refreshing to peruse a work requiring close attention. The author is a master not only of psychology, but also of the art of presenting it to nonpsychologists. While the ordinary reader accustomed to the candy style of magazines and newspapers may find the book somewhat of

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