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This is Psychiatry.

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Second Edition. By Von Mendelssohn Felix. . 256 pages. Intercontinental Medical Book Corp., New York: , 1973.. Price, $8.75.

Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(4):619. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-79-4-619_1
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It seems at best very difficult to write a book about any field of medicine, particularly about psychiatry, and the title "This is Psychiatry," seems overoptimistic for a book of about 250 pages. The first edition appeared in 1964, and in the preface the author states that the book is dedicated to those who, although not psychiatrists, are frequently faced in their professional work with problems of emotional disturbances. The author describes in a very readable and subtle way the controversial concepts of the cause and management of emotional disorders. Little has been added that would be new to the


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