By Neil and Margaret Rau. Price, not given. Pp 331. Prentice-Hall, Route 9W, Englewood Cliffs, NY, 1971.
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As I read on the dust cover of this fine book, My Dear Ones, this is "The love story of a great physician for his patients," the long-awaited biography of Abraham A. Low, founder of Recovery, Inc. Low had much to do with the development of group psychotherapy as a method of helping psychiatric patients.
Every psychiatrist should read this remarkable book. Also, it could help many persons who fear insanity after spending time in a mental hospital and apparently recovering, now believing that they are slipping back into their former mental state. In many cases, the person has no money with which to pay a psychiatrist. Such people could be greatly helped (perhaps even more effectively than with a psychiatrist) by joining a branch group of Recovery, Inc. In these groups, there usually is no charge, or only a small one for those who can pay.
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Alvarez WC. My Dear Ones. Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(3):461. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650090131037
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