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A Source Book in the History of Psychology

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Book Reviews Nor are we by any means free of the Willisian type of speculation in the present twentieth century. For it is still human (and will long remain so) to desire and accept explanations based on relatively simple systematized concepts, such as the 'sub- conscious' or 'stress' which elude all attempts to catch them in the net of experimental confirmation or refutation. The production of facsimile editions of classical medical works is now becoming a welcome feature of the History of Medicine. Such classics, as has been emphasized in this review, often make difficult reading. They require time and leisure for their appreciation, facilities which have in the past been largely necessarily denied to the ordinary reader. This particular facsimile production of Willis's Cerebri Anatome must be unique in the fineness of its materials and its workmanship. The editor, Dr. Feindel, and the printer, the Meriden Gravure Company of Connecticut, are to be heartily congratu- lated on the success of their handiwork. Such a fine production of this great work, well used, should do much to arouse the interest of students of science and medicine in the history of their subjects. Its greatest danger lies in its seductive beauty, which may result in its abduction into the secret closets of collectors' pieces. REFERENCES 1. BoYL, R., The Works, 1744, Vol. 5, 514. 2. MEYR, A. and HIERONS, R., Med. Hist., 1962, 6, 119. 3. BoyuL, R., The Works, 1744, Vol. 4, 94. 4. MEyER, A. and HIRoNs, R., Med. Hist., 1965, 9, 1. A Source Book in the History of Psychology, ed. by R. J. HERRNSTEIN and E. G. BORnNG, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 1965, pp. xvii, 636. Psychologists-unlike psychiatrists-have always delighted in their heritage and been proud to trace their descent from the great philosophers, scientists and physiolo- gists of the past. As early as 1912 Rand of Harvard published his readings from the classical psychologists starting with Anaxagoras and ending with Wundt. This was followed in

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