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Child and adolescent psychiatry for the specialty board review

Book Reviews sion of reviews of books for people or family members of those facing chronic or acute illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, schizophrenia, or AIDS. The emphasis in this guide is on interpersonal and personal growth topics, rather than physical health or illness. JANE LORD ANDREWS, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W. Cambridge, Massachuseffs SSDI 0163-8343(94)00101-I Why Psychiatry is a Branch of Medicine. By Samuel B. Guze. New York, Oxford University Press, 1992 ($24.95), 157 pp. For Samuel Guze, psychiatry has been and remains a fundamental branch of medicine. Along with several colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis), Guze has maintained this position consistently for over 30 years. While American Psychiatry as a whole has oscillated in its practices and attitudes towards its medical roots, the Washington University group has served as a national medical anchor for the field. This thin volume is indeed a jewel; its clarity and conciseness in dealing with fundamental epistemological questions are superb. Guze deals with enormously complex issues with a unique blend of rationality, lucidity, and common sense. For example, he raises basic epistemological questions about the meaning of illness and states . . . “The major difference here is between those http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png General Hospital Psychiatry Elsevier
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