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Binger, C. (1936). Destiny and Disease in Mental Disorders: With Special Reference to the Schizophrenic Psychoses. Thomas W. Salmon Memorial Lectures by C. Macfie Campbell. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1935. 207 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 5:289-291.

(1936). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 5:289-291

Destiny and Disease in Mental Disorders: With Special Reference to the Schizophrenic Psychoses. Thomas W. Salmon Memorial Lectures by C. Macfie Campbell. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1935. 207 pp.

Review by:
Carl Binger

In the foreword to his published Thomas W. Salmon Memorial Lectures, Professor Campbell speaks of the "amphibian life" of the psychiatrist who is "forced to talk in terms of endocrine glands and brain localization at one time, at another time to discuss mental attitudes, religious beliefs, social behavior". This task seems so arduous that the reviewer is reminded of the Irishman's description of an amphibian as "an animal what can't live on land and what dies when you put him in the water." Not that Dr. Campbell appears to be ill at ease in his chosen environment. On the contrary he moves with familiarity and skill through his subject matter. The reader is oppressed neither with dryness, nor with the supersaturated humidity of words which characterizes some of our quasipopular psychiatric lectures.

The book's contents are divided into three parts: Trends in Psychiatry; The Stuff of Life and the Schizophrenic Reaction; Our Kinship with the Schizophrenic.

The

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