The active, enthusiastic investigation and widespread interest in the nature and character of the insanities deserves most cordial consideration and support.
Heretofore the study of psychiatry has been more or less divorced from practical clinical neurology, while to the average general medical practitioner it was almost a sealed book. The tendency of modern medical progress, however, is such as to bring psychiatry into closer relationship with general medical practice by furnishing the general practitioner with more accurate scientific knowledge concerning the clinical aspects of insanity and its allied neuroses.
At the recent meeting of the American Psychological Association, the scientific program beautifully illustrated the practical trend of psychiatry in America at the present time, for it is interesting to note that the burden of the themes presented by the leading alienists in their papers and discussions was intended to enforce at least three practical truths:
The great necessity for a
PUNTON J. THE PSYCHOPATHIC MANIFESTATIONS OF THE NON-INSANE PSYCHONEUROSES. JAMA. 1905;XLV(23):1711–1714. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510230011001c
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