"The Life of the Patient and Its Interpretation" is in two parts, written, respectively, by the two authors.
The first, written by Dr. Barilari, deals with a methodology which is his personal doctrine of a definitive psychosomatic orientation. He appraises all the factors which determine the individual disorder. Utilizing the knowledge of different specialties, the physician must gage the somatic, functional and social elements.
He emphasizes that the clinical picture is not only the aggregation of the somatic and psychic factors but also the integration of both. He called his school "Dynamic Integrated Medicine."
Dr. Barilari is a prominent Argentinian internist who is a member of the Argentina National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Barilari presents the material in a lucid, readable style with copious charts and diagrams.
The graphic expression of the especial individual pathology and its intrapsychic dynamics he calls the "schematic clinic"; in these respects the book is