The Institution Quarterly Volume 7-8

The Institution Quarterly Volume 7-8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...it is customary to request a summary of history, physical and mental findings and the staff meeting conclusions, and weave these into the new presentation of the case. Another factor toward uniformity is the frequent interchange of hospital physicians. As a physician enters the State service, either as intern or as assistant physician, he is immediately schooled In the methods of examination and diagnosis of mental diseases by listening to the older members of the staff, who bring before the whole staff, each morning, a series of cases, usually of varied mental pictures. Soon he acquires the habit of watching cases progress and learns to check the outcome with the early diagnosis. This, in time, gives a decidedly broad point of view and also corrects the didactic, and often confusing, instruction he has received in the medical school. Interns receive short intensive courses at the State Psychopathic Institute and from time to time the head of the institute visits an institution for a period of a week or more, gives daily lectures and assists in analyzing mental cases and endeavors to reconcile old ideas and methods with modern departures in psychological thought. Great effort is made to rationalize all aspects of psychiatry. Whatever points of view are discussed, each man is expected to hold a mental reservation to prevent biasing himself in any doubtful direction. -A careful charting of the various types of reaction to numerous stimuli in the case of marked katatonic stupor in whom to all outward appearance not a vestige of emotion remeained, showed in this type of duration of emotional reaction, that there is no connection between the type of reaction of respiration and the kind of emotion aroused. 'Read by invitation before the Illinois...show more

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  • Paperback | 936 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 47mm | 1,637g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639073
  • 9781236639073