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Book Reviews Edited by César A. Alfonso, M.D. Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry, edited by Mary Ann Cohen, M.D. and Jack M. Gorman, M.D. New York: Oxford University Press, U.S., 2007, 619 pp., $98.00 Few textbooks ask to be read from cover to cover, and even fewer textbooks deserve to be. The Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry, edited by Mary Ann Cohen (a member of our Academy) and Jack Gorman is one of those textbooks. In its careful organization and global scope it invites the reader to begin with the first page and read carefully through the text to the last section. I can assure the reader of being well­rewarded for the effort. This textbook is unusually strong, both in the writing and the organization of the material. This may have much to do with the involvement of Dr. Cohen in so many of the chapters in the book (more than 25%, in fact) The writing is at a very scholarly level, with plenty of clinical examples which sharpen the insights offered in the text. I feel in a particular position, having been at the very beginning of my training at the very beginning of the AIDS pandemic, as were http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry Guilford Press

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Guilford Press
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© The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
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1546-0371
DOI
10.1521/jaap.2008.36.2.383
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Edited by César A. Alfonso, M.D. Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry, edited by Mary Ann Cohen, M.D. and Jack M. Gorman, M.D. New York: Oxford University Press, U.S., 2007, 619 pp., $98.00 Few textbooks ask to be read from cover to cover, and even fewer textbooks deserve to be. The Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry, edited by Mary Ann Cohen (a member of our Academy) and Jack Gorman is one of those textbooks. In its careful organization and global scope it invites the reader to begin with the first page and read carefully through the text to the last section. I can assure the reader of being well­rewarded for the effort. This textbook is unusually strong, both in the writing and the organization of the material. This may have much to do with the involvement of Dr. Cohen in so many of the chapters in the book (more than 25%, in fact) The writing is at a very scholarly level, with plenty of clinical examples which sharpen the insights offered in the text. I feel in a particular position, having been at the very beginning of my training at the very beginning of the AIDS pandemic, as were

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Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic PsychiatryGuilford Press

Published: Jun 1, 2008

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