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Hinsie, L.E. (1944). A Handbook of Psychiatry: By P. M. Lichtenstein and S. M. Small. (W. W. Norton & Co., New York, 1943. Pp. 330. Price, $3.50.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 25:175.

(1944). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 25:175

A Handbook of Psychiatry: By P. M. Lichtenstein and S. M. Small. (W. W. Norton & Co., New York, 1943. Pp. 330. Price, $3.50.)

Review by:
Leland E. Hinsie

This is a helpful contribution to psychiatric literature—helpful, I believe, because it will serve to spread psychiatric knowledge in medico-legal circles. This is not to say at all that it is a medicolegal book, because it is not; but the fact that its senior author has been identified for years with forensic psychiatry may very well lead those in the field to a wider understanding and application of mental matters.

A treatise by a psychiatrist who specializes in the psychoses attracts those whose principal interests are in the psychoses. The same reasoning applies to those establishing a reputation in the psychoneuroses. Lichtenstein and Small's handbook, conventional in arrangement and context, should spread psychiatry further in the legal field. Its language is simple and direct.

The psycho-analyst will be disappointed with the brevity of psycho-analytical information, but, as I see it, the expansion of psycho-analytic concepts in relatively uninformed fields needs to be handled as it is in this book, namely, by a token offering.

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