JULIUS BAUER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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At the beginning of this century psychiatry was static. Its chief problem was classification of mental disorders from the viewpoint of clinical manifestations, course and prognosis of the disease, and anatomic changes of the brain. Not all cases fitted into the constructed pigeon-holes. This is of course true for any system of human diseases at large. Kraepelin's system is not outdated, as many believe; it still offers the best protection of both the sick individual and society. The potential danger threatening society, and inherent in such disease entities as paranoia, schizophrenia, psychomotor epilepsy, or many varieties of psychopathic personalities, can
BAUER J. PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY IN GENERAL PRACTICE*. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:81–91. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-39-1-81
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