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Pursuit of Agreement: Psychiatry and the Law.

David A. Rothstein, MD
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1968;18(1):121-122. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1968.01740010123016.
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Unfortunately, this very excellent book is hampered by a "corny" title which may lead many to expect a rather superficial, stereotyped presentation. Although the idea behind the title does seem to influence the structure of the book a bit, the author does realize that what is important, what is to be pursued, is not agreement between psychiatry and the law, but the achievement by the members of each discipline of an understanding of the other discipline.

Dr. Robitscher would seem to be well equipped to present this, since he is both a lawyer and a psychiatrist. The author's possession of both a legal and a medical degree might lead the prospective reader to wonder about his being a "jack of all trades and master of none"; but from the book (and from other sources, too), one realizes that not only does he demonstrate the kind


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