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October 1929

La psychoanalyse des névroses et des psychoses (Ses applications médicales et extra-médicales).

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;22(4):862. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02220040217022

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Régis, as the most didactic of the French psychiatrists of the transition period that held out against the kraepelinian invasion, was the first to present an evaluation of psychoanalysis, with his pupil Hesnard, in 1914. Régis remained a critical reporter. Hesnard was converted, and is today one of the protagonists of the freudian wing of French psychiatry. The book, in this third edition, renders the text of the master, but is at the same time recast and brought up to date with the help of additional discussions. The appointment of the internist-neurologist Claude as successor of Dupré to the leading psychiatric clinic of France opened the door to Bleuler's and Freud's views with a background of biologic-physiologic ambitions, presented in the Archives (13:729 [June] 1925); under this eclecticism the freudian school added welcome material of progressiveness. The book, therefore, is to some extent a picture of what was bound to