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April 1943

Psychotherapy in Medical Practice.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(4):582. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210040141020

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The past few years have seen an increasing interest in psychosomatic medicine. This has led to the production of several new books each composed with the worthy object of making understandable to the general reader the essentials of modern psychiatry and psychotherapy.

It is a difficult matter for any author to write simply about any phase of how the mind works. Thus, certain attempts in this line have seemed to sacrifice completeness for the sake of simplicity or, on the other hand, have been too abstruse for the average physician or medical student.

Here is a useful compromise. The author has put together a practical book which is interestingly written so as to be readable and authoritatively written so as to be informative. It describes well the difficulties to be overcome in successful estimation of the effect of emotional disturbances on human relations and outlines the various methods of psychotherapy

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