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J. ROGUES DE FURSAC, M.D.
FORMERLY CHIEF OF CLINIC AT THE MEDICAL FACULTY OF PARIS
PHYSICIAN IN CHIEF OF THE PUBLIC INSANE
ASYLUMS OF THE SEINE DEPARTMENT
A. J. ROSANOFF, M.D.
FIRST ASSISTANT PHYSICIAN, KINGS PARK STATE HOSPITAL, N. Y.
FOURTH EDITION. REVISED AND ENLARGED
PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION.
A DEMAND for a new edition came again as an opportunity of bringing this MANUAL up to date, in viewpoint as well as in subject matter, - an undertaking which has led to extensive alterations, rearrangements, and additions.
In the first part of the book, the chapters dealing with etiology, history taking, methods of examination, special diagnostic procedures, general prognosis, prevalence of mental disorders, prevention, and medico-legal questions, and, in the second part, those dealing with Huntington's chorea, cerebral syphilis, and traumatic psychoses are either wholly new or almost so.
The chapter on general therapeutic indications, in the first part of the book, and those on dementia præcox, chronic alcoholism, general paresis, and mental disorders due to organic cerebral affections, in the second part, have been more or less extensively revised or added to.
The remaining chapters have also been carefully gone over and corrected or altered wherever it seemed necessary or advisable to do so.
Owing to the war in Europe a close coöperation between the French and the American collaborators has been impossible; it was therefore agreed between