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Author Name:    KIEV, Ari (ed.)

Title:   Psychiatry in the Communist World. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Science House, New York, 1968, 

Seller ID:   115648

KIEV, Ari (ed.). Psychiatry in the Communist World. New york : Science House, (1968). First Edition. Pp (4),v-x,[1]-276,(2). 8vo, red cloth, white lettering to spine. "Unlike a physical disease like tuberculosis, cases of a "mental" disorder are often difficult to diagnose. While there are universalcriteria for recognizing pneumonia, words like "neurosis" and "psychotic" have different meanings for psychiatrists in different countries. Psychiatry, unlike the more defined medical sciences, has developed in large measurealong specific national and cultural patterns. It reflects more closely th e Weltanschauung and political, social and philosophical premises of a society than does an impersonal, uncontaminated scientific doctrine. The present volume brings together, for the first time, reports on psychiatry in all the Communist countries, written by psychiatrists familiar with the overallpicture of psychiatry in the countries where they work. Examination of psy chiatry in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and China is of special value, in view of the explicit tie-in of psychiatry with the basic ideological premises of these societies. Indeed, the political and social ideology which these countries share is to a large extent concerned with planning social and medical services and the centralization of authority in administering these services. Comparative studies of psychiatry are not only of interest in and of themselves, for the areas of common interest and for the differencesthey reveal; they also provide a broader perspective from which more unifo rm methods and concepts can evolve. It is for this purpose that the presentvolume has been prepared." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Psychiatry in the Communist World (by Ari KIev). 2. Soviet Union (by A. G. Galach'ya). 3. East Germany (by D. Muller-Hegemann), 4. Hungary (by Gyula Nyiro). 5. Yugoslavia (by Vladimir Jakovljevic). 6. Czechoslovakia (by Josef Prokupek, Jaeoslav Stuchlik, and Stanislav Grof). m 7. Poland (by Tadeusz Gnat). 8. Bulgaria(by Ivan Temkov nd I. Stoimenov). 9. Rumania (by Constanta Parhon-Stefanes cu, A. Dosies, and V. Predescu). 10. China (by Gregorio Bermann). 11. Epilogue (by Ari Kiev). Index. Penned name, else very good in dustjacket. 18.00


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