The authors present a detailed history of the development of the teaching of psychiatry in the medical schools, with a consideration of its present status and the prospect for improvement. There is still confusion in this branch of the medical curriculum, in some cases due to the adding of courses to meet standards rather than to the recognition of a need for these courses, and in other cases due to conflicting terminology, failure to integrate this subject with others, lack of common agreement as to principles and methods of teaching and different points of view emanating from various schools of psychiatry.
The authors have followed the development of this branch of teaching in the various medical schools and have recorded its progress in each school. They set up general principles for teaching and suggest methods for improvement.
The importance of children's clinics is stressed and the need for the teaching