The difference between forensic psychiatry and other psychiatric subspecialties lies in the unique interface it has with the law. This important and lengthy history is thoroughly reviewed in the first chapter, "Rediscovering Forensic Psychiatry," by coeditor Liza Gold. Spanning a mere 40 pages, the chapter nonetheless thoroughly reviews both the seminal events and leading lights of historical forensic psychiatry. For those of us choosing to practice at the interface between law and psychiatry, this review is indispensable, covering as it does the historic, ethical, legal, and philosophic underpinnings of the discipline. This chapter alone is worth the price of the book.