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August 26, 1911

The Nervous Life.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(9):762. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080326042

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Abstract

The author endeavors to point out some of the causes and conditions of the nervous, social and industrial life of our people as a whole, as well as the nervous life expressed in the temperament of the nervous individual. He holds that as the causes responsible for present conditions are rooted in the very heart of our national life and, indeed, of all social progress, the cure must be as profound and broad as the disease and must include the whole problem of education, mental and nervous hygiene and the personal problem of each individual. He endeavors to point out especially the psychologic causes and conditions of the nervous life and to suggest methods by which such conditions should be controlled. Chapters on biologic laws and self-knowledge serve as introductory. In Chapters 6 and 7, on the principles of control and the optimum life, the author defines his theory. The

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