This is an excellent example of the small elementary medical guides of which the French seem to be fond. Like many of the others it is bound in paper and rather poorly printed on poor paper. But the matter is good.
The work is essentially clinical, based on the author's experience as a teacher, and obviously designed for the beginner. It begins by defining the current terms of psychiatry and then presents mental disorders in symptom groups—a very good method of approach for a book of this kind, for after all it is a group of symptoms which the patient presents to the physician. First, delirium is considered, then dementia, then mania, etc. The symptom is defined, explained and its clinical application presented. The author has attained his desire to present his matter simply, clearly and with precision.
While this little manual can in no wise be considered a