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May 4, 1912

Nervous and Mental Diseases.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(18):1406. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260050082034

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Skin and Venereal Diseases and Miscellaneous Topics. Edited by W. L. Baum, M.D., and Harold N. Moyer, M.D. The Practical Medicine Series. Cloth. Price, $1.25. Pp. 239. Chicago: The Year-Book Publishers, 180 North Dearborn Street, 1011.

These volumes comprise a record of the literature of these diseases during the year and are up to the former standard of the Year-Book series, the selection of the most interesting and original papers of the year being included. In the volume on nervous and mental diseases is an interesting discussion of the Freudian theory of psycho-analysis and dream analysis, prominent subjects among neurologists and psychiatrists at present. Anxiety neuroses and hysteria are also given considerable space. Among the other subjects discussed is poliomyelitis, which, though now regarded as an infectious disease, is still classed among the nervous diseases.

In the volume on skin and venereal diseases, pellagra and leprosy are discussed as skin

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