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Since knowledge in most areas of specialization is accumulating faster than any one individual can acquire and integrate, textbooks are increasingly being written by groups of experts. The editor then assumes the responsibility for providing a balance by his choice of contributors.
Dr. George A. Ulett's latest edition of his synopsis of contemporary psychiatry, which attempts to continue the tradition of the single-authored text, meets with varying success. His style is clear and readable; he covers much material in a small, relatively short book, which is useful for someone who wants a concise overview of psychiatry. But, in part because
A Synopsis of Contemporary Psychiatry.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:467–468. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-3-467_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(3):467-468.
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