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April 27, 1901

Sanity of Mind: A Study of Its Conditions and of the Means of Its Development and Preservation.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(17):1194-1195. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470170040023

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This little volume by a physician who is already known as an author on subjects of public health is an excellent and popular presentation of the general subjects of mental hygiene. The subjects taken up in detail are: 1. The outlook of the present tendencies as regards mental health. 2. Nature of mental derangement. And following this, in natural order, is the subject of degeneracy. Under this head are briefly described the principal stigmata and their psychic and moral associations. The largest part of the book is given to the subject of education, including self-education, which is treated in a separate chapter. It also contains a concluding chapter on social and civic duties in relation to mental soundness and its maintenance in the community. The book is one that will be profitable reading for educators, and for parents and citizens generally.

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