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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. 1921 Excerpt: ...to be with the feeble-minded, and it will be only a question of time until the profession would as soon think of committing a case of mental disease to an observation hospital for days and weeks for diagnosis or differential diagnostic purposes as they would think of carrying on such a procedure with a case of scarlet fever or pnuemonia, even though today some of our critics say it takes them weeks and even months to make a diagnosis of mental disease. That some of them, however, many of whom have little or no medical or psychiatric training, ever make a diagnosis is quite remarkable. 1 Report of Psychopathic Laboratory of the Municipal Court of Chicago, 1914-1917. The italics are ours. 8 Report of Psychopathic Laboratory of the Municipal Court of Chicago, 1914-1917, pp. 28-29. Cases of feeble-mindedness and psychopathy run true to form, and it is only necessary to analyze and know the kind and degree of defect to evaluate their past, present, and future behavior. Just as Binet and Simon relied on tests that were already in use and combined these with others of their own which they worked up into groupings with a definite purpose, so we, too, have relied on many tests already in use in the psychiatric clinics and worked up others of our own, based on well-established existing principles, which enable us to get definite analyses of certain psychopathic and intelligence defects and their degrees, thus enabling us to reach a diagnosis within an hour and allowing us not only to predict with practical approximation the future behavior of such cases, but also to know what their past has been like, and also the antecedent and ascendant hereditary possibilities. As an example, we know that the average reckless gunman is a boy about the age of 19, with an intelligen...
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Book Description RareBooksClub.com, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # INGM9781130586152