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Knight Aldrich has divided his book into three parts: "The Background and Techniques of Psychiatric Diagnosis," "Emotional Development and Emotional Fixation," and "Psychiatric Illness." It is well-organized, the content is well-written, and it reads easily. The primary focus is toward the medical student and the physician, but it would undoubtedly be of interest and have value for a much wider audience. The basic theme is the principle of the indivisibility of body and mind and that the psychologic and social aspects of life and human personality cannot logically be separated from the biologic aspects. The author develops his theme in
An Introduction to Dynamic Psychiatry.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:469–470. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-2-469_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(2):469-470.
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