A clinical manual of mental diseases

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Author / Creator:Dercum, Francis X. (Francis Xavier), 1856-1931.
Edition:2d ed., rev.
Imprint:Philadelphia and London, W.B. Saunders Co., 1917.
Description:1 online resource (1 preliminary leaf, 9-479 pages)
Subject:Insanity (Law)
Mental Disorders.
Insanity (Law)
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11178672
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Summary:"Realizing the urgent needs of the medical student and of the practicing physician, this book, which is based upon the annual course of lectures delivered by the author at the Jefferson Medical College, has been prepared from a purely practical point of view. In the classification, general arrangement and descriptions of mental diseases, the author has endeavored to present the subject in a simple and yet thorough manner, and, at the same time, to keep the volume within the limits of a convenient manual. Emphasis has been laid upon the clinical pictures presented, upon prognosis, and upon treatment. It is the general practitioner, the family physician, who sees the patient first, and he should be sufficiently informed to be able to recognize mental diseases in their early stages. He should know what to do under given conditions, when to commit and when not to commit a patient to an asylum, and how the patient should be treated in his own home or elsewhere outside of an institution when this is practicable"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Other form:Print version: Dercum, Francis X. (Francis Xavier), 1856-1931. Clinical manual of mental diseases. 2d ed., rev. Philadelphia and London, W.B. Saunders Co., 1917