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The authors are leading exponents in the application of surgical and medical technics to psychiatric problems. The methods proposed have increased in vogue partly because of demonstrated effectiveness, partly because physicians are oriented organically rather than psychologically.
The book is not intended and should not be considered an introductory text to psychiatric practice. More conservative methods have equal and frequently more sustained effect. Skill in psychotherapy remains the most essential therapeutic technic although its limited availability has encouraged recourse to physical methods. The obvious objection to physical methods, that diseases with demonstrable psychogenic etiology are to be treated organically, is
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An Introduction to Physical Methods of Treatment in Psychiatry.. Ann Intern Med. 1948;29:385–386. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-2-385_2
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