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A symposium on Psychiatry in Medicine was held at the UCLA School of Medicine on March 10 and 11, 1961, as part of the dedicatory ceremonies for its Neuropsychiatric Institute. Privately subsidized, the 10 component lectures are published in book form. As with most such symposia, the quality of individual contributions varies, particularly from the perspective of a specific aim of the Institute: the teaching of practical psychiatric knowledge to medical students and general practitioners. Despite the variations in applicability with this criterion in mind, the book proves to be a worthwhile addition to the growing literature in this field, providing a current survey of thinking from various subspecialty areas of psychiatry. In addition there is a thread of continuity discernible through the various lectures, namely, an emphasis of a scientific humanism, translated via psychiatric experience for application by the general practitioner. The book reflects well the
Beigler JS. Psychiatry in Medicine. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1962;7(5):385–387. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1962.01720050075007
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