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July 1959

A. M. A. Archives of General Psychiatry

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AMA Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1959;1(1):1-2. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1959.03590010017001

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Since the creation of a separate psychiatric section for the A. M. A. Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, in 1956, the number of excellent manuscripts submitted for publication has increased tremendously. Furthermore, the quality of these contributions has improved to the extent that rejection for lack of space has been difficult and painful for the editors, so that we chose to accumulate a backlog of papers, which has become quite large. Within the added space allocated to this new journal it is expected that more articles can be published in shorter time.

A more important reason for the establishment of a new Archives devoted entirely to psychiatry is the realistic recognition that neuropsychiatry has become separated into neurology and psychiatry as distinct clinical specialties. Each group of specialists has been penalized by receiving an Archives of which only half interests it. Although it is true that the structure, function,

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