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October 1948

Brief Psychotherapy.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1948;82(4):418. doi:10.1001/archinte.1948.00020040098010

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This little book is extremely well written and should be of great value to the general physician, since the elementary concepts of psychiatric diagnosis and procedure are clearly stated in simple terms. It is certainly convenient to have, in a few pages, differential discussion of repression, suppression, sublimation, rationalization, overprotestation and projection. Psychotherapy is dealt with in a reasonable and sound manner, and if the book does not offer a full education in psychiatry it will without doubt help the general physician to understand the less tangible but ever more important psychologic side of medicine. There are a bibliography, a glossary of psychiatric terms and an index.

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