(Received 27 February 1973; accepted 29 March 1973)
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The issue of competency to stand trial has long been argued by lawyers and phychiatrists in private discussions and open court, in brief letters and lengthy books. There has been effort directed toward establishing legal and psychiatric standards which, despite the shortcomings of our language and knowledge, could be applied evenly and logically to determine a person's competency to stand trial [1–3].
Head, Naval Hospital, Pensacola, Fla.
Clinical assistant professor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N. Y.
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