This little brochure represents a series of essays on subjects that have special interest to the author, to quote the introduction. Cobb has prepared a splendid summary, it might be called, of many features of psychiatry that touch on the practice of every physician. The material represents special studies made by himself and others; it contains a certain number of illustrative case reports. Admixed with the scientific presentation there is a philosophic angle to Cobb's writing which adds much to the intellectual enjoyment of the material.
The essays are so well written and splendidly expressed that they make for easy reading while one is absorbing the psychosomatic point of view of the present day.