Review of Reviews,  14 (1896), 470–73.

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Vivisection, Degeneration, Genius, Mental Illness, Psychology

    Observes that William Hirsch has 'gone over practically the same ground as Dr. Nordau in "Degeneration", and comes to an almost diametrically opposite conclusion. Rather more scientific in his method of treatment than the alarmist author of "Conventional Lies of Our Civilization", it is encouraging to find Dr. Hirsch, after going thoroughly into the questions of art and insanity, and the psychology of genius, declaring that in his opinion "mankind is not in 'a black plague of degeneration'"' (471).

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