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Feeling a "growing distrust of purely descriptive and intuitive concepts of human behavior" and finding it "more and more difficult to content (himself) with facts or assertions save where they will withstand experimentation and will not fail us on prediction," Dr. Cameron points out some of the pitfalls of our usual psychiatric records. He begins by sketching the development of science in general, from a collection of animistic myths to a more or less precise array of formulae buttressed by objectively demonstrable facts, and stresses the need for a study of human behavior from a more detached point of view,
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Objective and Experimental Psychiatry.. Ann Intern Med. 1935;9:809–810. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-6-809_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(6):809-810.
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