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Bulletin of the History of MedicineThis meaty but easily read volume guides us through the quaint but confusing story of how an authoritarian, pragmatically minded internist, Dr. Joseph H. Pratt, managed to team up with two energetic, psychologically trained Episcopal priests to run a program for the 'outdoor treatment' of tuberculosis; of how this spawned the priests' program for the treatment of nervous disorders; and of how Pratt reemerged, years later, as a pioneer in group therapy per se...Gifford has done a masterful job of piecing together the elements and then sketching the broad picture...This is, I repeat, an easy book to read. Gifford writes as if he is a lecturer keeping his eye on the listeners in the back row, anticipating the questions to be raised and trying to answer then in advance. He connects with the reader, and this thin volume can be recommended to physicians and historians alike.
— Robert Charles Powell