Classic Text No. 72 Non-dementia non-praecox: note on the advantages to mental hygiene of extirpating a term

@article{Southard2007ClassicTN,
  title={Classic Text No. 72 Non-dementia non-praecox: note on the advantages to mental hygiene of extirpating a term},
  author={Elmer Ernest Southard and Richard Noll},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={18},
  pages={483 - 502}
}
In February 1919 the Harvard neuropathologist Elmer Ernst Southard (1876—1920) presented a paper in which he outlined his reasons for dropping the term `dementia praecox' in favour of a competing diagnostic concept and term, `schizophrenia'. Southard's criticisms reflected the opinion of many US psychiatrists at that time, leading to the replacement of Emil Kraepelin's dementia praecox by Eugen Bleuler's schizophrenia in US psychiatry by the mid-1920s. The text of Southard's lecture is… 
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