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The History of Psychiatry: Its Relevance for the Psychiatrist
GEORGE MORA
Am J Psychiatry 1970;126:957-967.
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Medical director, the Astor Home for Children, Rhinebeck, N.Y., and research associate, department of history of science and medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

1970, American Psychiatric Association

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To mark the closing of the APA's 125th anniversary year, the author examines recent progress in the study of the history of psychiatry. He outlines the reasons why the historical study of attitudes toward mental illness and methods of treatment in psychiatry merit proper consideration in the training of psychiatrists, and he reviews some of the steps being taken to meet this need.

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