author={Eric Pearce and Kingsley Sir Wood},
  journal={The Ulster Medical Journal},
  pages={160 - 160}
  • E. Pearce, K. Wood
  • Published 1 April 1938
  • History, Medicine
  • The Ulster Medical Journal
THIS book, which has now reached its fourth edition, contains an extraordinary amount of information in a comparatively small space. So far as we have been able to test it the details given seem generally to be accurate, and we consider that it well fulfils its avowed function of imparting medical knowledge in comparatively non-technical language, such as is required by the district nurse, health visitor, clergyman and missionary, ship's captain, colonist, traveller, and others. We think that… 
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Volume Information
  • Biology
    The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • 1975
This chapter discusses Sigmund Freud's work as a teacher, as well as some of the aspects of his work that have changed since his death.