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The tautology in the title of this book, which consists of five symposia published over a period of years in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, seems to portend somehow the repetitious nature of much of its content.
Although one must, of necessity, expect to hear similar material over and over in wordfor-word recordings of yearly round tables on the same subject, one might hope that an editor would offer a more digestible concentrate. I should add that this book is a relatively big one; and, although Dr. Karpman, who chaired the original symposia, tries to summarize each in a most orderly, highly compulsive, and objectively neutral fashion, it appears to me