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November 1967

Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1967;17(5):639. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1967.01730290127021

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This a big book: 11¼ × 8½ × 2⅝, 1,666 pages; 174 contributors; 35 pages of index; two editors; and price $24.75! Almost each section has multiple cross-references so that the volume is more like an encyclopedia. Sampling the volume convinces me that practically the entire field of psychiaitry is covered by distinguished authorities. No one item could be completely surveyed, but adequate references are appended to each section. The comprehensiveness is more apparent than depth; yet it is a valuable reference work for a rapid dig into almost every facet of psychiatry. It is a good book for the psychiatrist's library.

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