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The first edition of this book, published in 1941, called attention to the problem of psychopaths which had plagued families, physicians, psychiatrists, jurists and law enforcement officers for decades. With a timeliness which was almost prophetic, it antedated the profusion of diagnoses of constitutional psychopathic inferiority (C.P.I.) and constitutional psychopathic state (C.P.S.) which were to be made in the war years which followed. Medical and line officers were soon to witness firsthand the havoc these "forgotten men of psychiatry" could create and to experience the impotence of civil and military society in the satisfactory handling of them.
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The Mask of Sanity—An Attempt to Clarify Some Issues About the So-called Psychopathic Personality.. Ann Intern Med. ;33:1323. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-5-1323_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(5):1323.
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