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The Psychopathic Personality

  • M. Hamblin Smith (a1)

I propose to deal briefly in this paper with a group of cases which isa largeone, although ill-defined. The group is of much social and medico-legal importance, and its consideration raises questions of fundamental moment. As generally described, the group is heterogeneous. But I shall try to show that the conditions comprised in it are related to each other, as also to other kinds of mental abnormality. The members of the group are characterized by their inability to make satisfactory social adjustments. But I must not be taken as meaning that all social maladjustment is due to this cause.

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The Psychopathic Personality

  • M. Hamblin Smith (a1)
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