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March 10, 1934

The Organism of the Mind: An Introduction to Analytical Psychotherapy

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By Gustav Richard Heyer, M.D. Translated by Eden and Cedar Paul. Cloth. Price, $3.50. Pp. 271, with 37 illustrations. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;102(10):795-796. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750100061035

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This is a series of lectures, covering generally the subject of psychotherapy. The class of persons for whom it was designed is not obvious, but the subject matter is treated in a way that would imply that the audiences for these lectures were composed of nurses or educated laymen rather than physicians. The general tone of the book is philosophical, and the specific treatment of disease entities is not discussed. While the author's point of view is a modification of Jung's analytic psychology, mechanisms are drawn from Freud and Adler to develop a somewhat unique system of psychotherapy. Infantilism, particularly the inability of the individual to cut the strings binding him to his mother, and sexual maladjustments are particularly stressed. The book is composed of two sections. The first part treats of organic expressions of the conflict brought up in the patient when he is attempting to meet some difficult

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