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Remarks in regard to a review of
Journal of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Methods, 1907, 4, 699-700.
THE EDITORS OF THE JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY,
PSYCHOLOGY, AND SCIENTIFIC METHODS
My attention has been called by Professor James and Dr. Morton Prince to a review in your JOURNAL by Dr. Adolf Meyer of my “Studies in Psychopathology.” Dr. Meyer graciously stamps my work and theories based on it as “metaneurology,” "metaphysiology"; he tells of "the closing chapter with its many paradoxes," of "the feeling of awe and wonder at the many things of which one might become the victim," of my "premature stabilization," and of "incrustations of neurologizing tautology," and similar pleasantries. It is not my present purpose to enter into a discussion with Dr. Meyer as to the fairness and validity of his review, but I wish you would kindly permit me to make at least one correction of a statement of his, typical of the rest. Dr. Meyer quotes from my paper the following passage: "All the remedial work and all the great work depend on the capacity of the nervous system to accumulate energy." The generalization is interesting and well worthy of "Alice in Wonderland," but I must really decline the honor of its authorship.