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A Handbook of Psychiatry

Nature volume 154, page 627 (18 November 1944) | Download Citation



DURING the past three years, a number of books dealing with psychiatry have been published. They have all been condensed and mostly very well done. The present book by Lichtenstein and Small of New York presents the subject from a rather different aspect. It is described as "having been prepared not only for students of psychiatry, but for all those whose work brings them into contact with mentally disturbed persons". It is very well done, and will serve the purpose for which it was prepared extremely well. It will probably appeal most to the social worker and those whose work is almost entirely concerned with the mentally abnormal, but there are many relatives of those mentally disordered who might with great advantage read, mark and learn. Their attitude towards both patient, nurses and medical men might change greatly.

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